Stone and Sand Pits at Plestowes Farm

Description of this historic site

The site of a number of sand and stone pits dating to the Imperial period. Site previously interpretted as a Medieval Moated Site It is situated 350m south west of Plestowes Spinney, Barford.

Notes about this historic site

1 Moated Site Barford Plestowe Farm 2960.
2 No evidence of a moat was found. There are a few deep hollows. That which is to the NW of the house is probably a sand pit dug in the 1880’s when alterations were made to the house. The others are probably old stone pits. Old stone pits are marked in the vicinity on the Ordnance Survey map.
3 Stone Pits shown on Ordnance Survey map of 1886.

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