Moated Enclosure and Fishpond 370m North East of Scar Cottage

Gloucestershire

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Tagged With

Leat
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

District Council

Forest of Dean District Council

Parish

Redmarley D'abitot

Parliamentary Constituency

Forest of Dean

Grid Reference

SJ758758 (375828, 230966)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.9762, -2.35195

Nearest Postcode

GL19 3HT

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Notes

A circular enclosure scheduled as a medieval and or post-medieval moated site with fishpond and leat set on relatively low-lying ground which slopes gently to the north, 370 metres north east of Scar Cottage. It includes a roughly circular island measuring 33 metres in diameter, surrounded by a moat measuring between 9.5 metres and 12 metres in width and up to 1.75 metres in depth. The surface of the island is raised slightly above the level of the surrounding field and a number of earthworks, possibly building remains, are visible on the island. A leat, visible as a shallow earthwork, runs from the moat into a stream to the north. Crossing the moat on the west is a causeway approximately 2 metres wide. Outside the enclosure are earthwork remains of ponds and/or buildings. These features are surrounded by a system of medieval and/or post-medieval ridge-and-furrow (described separately in SO 73 SW 23) and later drains.

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