The Old Moathouse Moat, Tanworth in Arden.

Description of this historic site

The Old Moathouse Moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It dates to the Medieval period, and is still visible as an earthwork. It is situated 300m east of the southern end of Windmill Pool, Earlswood.

Notes about this historic site

1 A house of probable late Medieval date. This house had a moat. The S half of the rectangular moat, with water, survives.
2 1968: The moat is complete, holds seasonal water and has probably been recut since the account in reference 1. 1976: The rectangular moat is 75m overall NE to SW by 55m transversely. The steep-sided arms have an average width of 5m and a maximum depth of 1.3m. The moat was apparently filled from surface drainage.
5 MSRG Card.
6 National Trust maps of the site.

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