Moated Site 190m South of Caludon Castle

West Midlands

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Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

District Council

Coventry

County Council (Unitary)

Coventry

Parish

Coventry

Parliamentary Constituency

Coventry North East

Grid Reference

SE374374 (437404, 279962)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.416, -1.44999

Nearest Postcode

CV2 5BJ

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Notes

A moated site, now situated within a public recreation area, 190 metres south of the site of Caludon Castle. It is thought that the moated site was a secondary enclosure associated with the late 12th century, high status site of Caludon Castle. The moated site has external dimensions of 70 metres by 77 metres. The moat arms are approximately 12 metres wide, and though now dry, the southern arm appears to have been waterfilled as late as 1890. There are external banks up to 7 metres wide on the outside of the northern and western moat arms> These possibly acted as retaining banks, holding the water within the moat ditches. There is now no evidence of the original access onto the moated island. It is believed to have been via a bridge over the northern moat arm, providing access from Caludon Castle. The moat island measures around 40 metres by 46 metres. Scheduled.

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