Moated Site 300m East of Stourton Methodist Chapel
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Warwickshire County Council
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
SE298298 (429845, 236981)
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The buried and earthwork remains of the moated site and fishponds at Sutton under Brailes. The moat is compact, sub-rectangular and complete in its circuit, althought it has become partially infilled over time. It is orientated east to west and measures 180 metres by 90 metres overall. The arms of the moat are quite uniform measuring 6 metres to 10 metres across the top of the banks, except on the eastern side which measures up to 20 metres across. The interior of the moat island is raised 1-2 metres above the surrounding ground levels with low, irregular earthworks, thought to be building remains, in the central third of the island. These are believed to represent the site of the main dwelling. Earthworks of a former fishpond survive in the south western corner visible as a small and irregular hollow orientated east to west and measuring 20 metres by 25 metres and 1 to 2 metres deep. The earthworks of further building remains survive in the north western and eastern portions of the island. A bank rising 0.75 metres high by up to 2 metres wide, survives along the inner edge of the moat in the eastern third of the island, defining an area believed to be the site of the garden or court yard attached to the house. The interior of the island is dished and rises to a small platform measuring 10 metres by 15 metres in the centre of the area. This is believed to mark the site of a building such as a dovecote or barn in the centre of the yard. To the exterior of the south eastern angle of the moat are earthworks believed to represent a large shallow fishpond. Scheduled.
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