Moated Site Immediately Adjacent to St Peter's Church

Worcestershire

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Medieval
Moat

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Worcestershire County Council

District Council

Wychavon District Council

Parish

Abbots Morton

Parliamentary Constituency

Redditch

Grid Reference

SE027027 (402650, 255074)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.1935, -1.96123

Nearest Postcode

WR7 4NA

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Notes

The remains of the medieval moated site and associated enclosure, pond and ridge and furrow cultivation adjacent to the Church of St Peter. The site was acquired by Ecgwine, bishop of Hwicce, in the eighth century for Evesham Abbey. It is believed that the site was a favoured retreat for the abbots of Evesham prior to the Dissolution. The moated site is 90 metres to the north of the church, with the moat measuring 8 metres wide by 4 metres deep on the north, south and west sides. The eastern arm is 15 metres wide by 3 metres deep. The island is rectangular and measures 48 metres east to west by 35 metres north to south. There are traces of an internal bank measuring 3 metres wide by 0.5 metres high at the north west and south east corners, and a 'L'-shaped depression 0.5 metres deep is located to the north and west of the centre of the island. This measures 18 metres from north to south and 30 metres from east to west. This feature is believed to represent the former house site. Medieval ridge and furrow cultivation remains are located to the north and east of the moat. To the south of the moat and north of the church is a rectangular enclosure measuring 80 metres by 60 metres and orientated east to west which is believed to have been a stock pen, and would have contained ancillary buildings. The eastern boundary of this enclosure is formed by a clay lined pond measuring 35 metres by 15 metres. To the south, the enclosure is defined by a ditch 1 metre wide by 0.5 metres deep, and to the west by a hollow way which measures up to 4 metres wide by 2 metres deep running from north to south, and forming the western boundary of the churchyard. A second hollow way, to the south of the churchyard, measures up to 4 metres wide by up to 3 metres deep and connects the moated site to the main street of the village located to the east. Scheduled.

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