Site of Moat 200m NE of Goodrest Farm

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, of Medieval date. It is still just visible as an earthwork. It was situated 200m west of Fox Covert, Leek Wootton.

Notes about this historic site

1 A possible moated site, indicated only by a dip in the field. It has the appearance of a site on which the moat has been allowed to fill up, the buildings fall into decay and be destroyed, and finally the whole area ploughed. The field was under stubble when examined. The bottom of the presumed ditch dips about 1.2m below the level of the rest of the field. About six sherds of Medieval pottery were found within the moated area; one is identical with an early 13th century piece from Kenilworth Castle.
2 The moat is dry and there was no obvious trace of internal features.
3 Plan on MSRG Card.

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