Moated Site and Fishponds at Bowercourt Farm
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Worcestershire County Council
Wyre Forest District Council
SJ736736 (373646, 270828)
The earthwork remains of a small moated site and its associated fishponds at Bowercourt Farm. The moated site measures 80 metres east to west by 60 metres north to south. Two arms of the moat, the northern and eastern arms, survive in good condition and are water-filled by surface drainage. The moat arms vary from 8 metres to 10 metres wide, being widest across the angles, and are deeply cut, being 2 metres to 5 metres deep. The southern and western arms of the moat have been infilled, although buried remains will survive below the later farm buildings and drive. To the north and east of the moat there are a series of fishponds covering an area of 100 metres by 20 metres, and orientated north to south. Two ponds survive as sub-rectangular features arranged along the spring line and separated by substantial earthern banks with stone revetting. A timber framed farm house, or largely 16th and 17th century construction, occupies the northern portion of the moat island. The site, excluding the farmhouse, is Scheduled.