Bromwich Park Moated Site and Formal Garden Remains
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County Council (Unitary)
SJ322322 (332184, 325468)
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The remains of a medieval moated site and a post-medieval formal garden. The moated site lay within a deer park, formerly known as Bromhurst Park, which was established by the Earl of Arundel in the 13th century. The moated site was constructed in an area of gently undulating land. Three of the four moat arms survive as visible earthworks each about 19 metres wide. The fourth arm has been infilled but will survive as a buried feature. The moat defined an island, which was probably square, about 40 metres across. Material excavated from the moat was used to raise the surface of the island by 1 metre above the level of the surrounding land. The moat is now dry, and a channel at the intersection of the two outer banks connects with a modern drainage ditch in order to drain the moat. A pond formerly located within the north part of the north eastern arm has also been filled in. The well-defined earthworks that exist on the island indicate the presence of structural features. Embedded bricks and stone blocks give a further indication of the nature of some of the buildings that once stood here. Adjoining the moated site, on its south eastern side, are remains of a post-medieval formal garden. The garden layout is indicated by numerous low scarps, that run parallel with and at right angles to the south eastern moat ditch and outer bank which define a series of level platforms. Scheduled.
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