Moated Site at Aubrey's Farm
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Gloucestershire County Council
Forest of Dean District Council
Forest of Dean
SJ756756 (375571, 233775)
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A Medieval and/or Post Medieval moat on low lying ground at Aubrey's Farm, south of the Malvern Hills. "Aubrey's place" is recorded in a document of 1424 and the moat is mentioned in a conveyance of circa 1600. Itn its present form it consists of a trapeziodal four-armed moat enclosing an island aligned north west-south east, measuring 24 metres by 24 metres narrowing to 14 metres on the south east. The moat would have originally been 28 metres wide at its northwestern point, although this has been reduced generally to 16 metres, and 7 metres at its narrowest point through the dumping of rubble into the moat during the 1980s and 1990s. It is water-filled and over 3 metres in depth. It is possible that the moat was constructed, during the peak of moat building in England, between 1250 and 1350. Scheduled.
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