Moated Site in Wassell Wood, 400m South of Trimpley Green
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Worcestershire County Council
Wyre Forest District Council
SJ795795 (379466, 277649)
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The earthwork and buried remains of a moated site, situated in a strategically strong position on the summit of a small, roughly north-south orientated spur. The enclosure is rectangular in plan, with maximum dimensions of 120 metres north west to south east by 86 metres transversely. It includes a central platform measuring 64 metres by 45 metres. The platform is defined by a substantial ditch around all sides, averaging 8 metres wide and 1 metre deep. A probable original entrance lies at the change of slope in the north west corner of the site. In shape and form the earthworks show most of the characteristics of medieval moated enclosures, even though the ditch was clearly not designed to hold water. The monument is therefore attributed to the medieval period and described as a moated site. Scheduled.
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