Moated Site Immediately South West of St Mary's Church

Worcestershire

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Tagged With

Manor House
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Worcestershire County Council

District Council

Wychavon District Council

Parish

Childswickham

Parliamentary Constituency

Mid Worcestershire

Grid Reference

SE074074 (407412, 238366)

WGS84 Coordinates

52.0432, -1.89192

Nearest Postcode

WR12 7HJ

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Notes

A Medieval and / or Post-Medieval moat, situated immediately south-west of St. Mary's Church in Childswickham village. It is possibly the site of a manor house, but there is no documentary evidence for this. The earthworks may have been altered after an Enclosure Award in 1763. The moat island measures approximately 150 metres by 50 metres, making it one of the largest in the county. The ditch of the moat measured up to 8 metres wide and 1 metre deep. The moat arms have been largely infilled. The western arm of the moat continues north for 46m beyond the island, before turning east for 38m. There is a low internal bank along the western and southern arms. Banks located outside the moat arms were constructed of gravel. A group of four rows of parallel banks extends 188m roughly west from the south-west corner of the main moat area. Extant ridge and furrow is visible immediately to the north and south of these banks, and continues to the south of the moat earthworks (see NMR SP 03 NE 105). Scheduled. The moat has been recorded on aerial photographs.

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