Moated Site Immediately West of Skreens Lodge

Essex

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Medieval
Moat

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council

Essex County Council

District Council

Epping Forest District Council

Parish

Willingale

Parliamentary Constituency

Brentwood and Ongar

Grid Reference

OV618618 (561796, 208043)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.7472, 0.344006

Nearest Postcode

CM5 0SU

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Notes

A medieval moated site immediately west of Skreens Lodge. The moated site includes a rectangular island which measures a maximum of 58 metres east-west by 30 metres north-south. The island is contained by a moat measuring a maximum of 1.5 metres in depth and up to 5 metres wide on the west, south, and east sides. The majority of the northern arm of the moat, except for a 20 metre section at its eastern end, survives as a buried feature. A leat extends a short distance to the east from rhe north east corner. Both the 1800 Estate map of Willingdale Doe and Shellow Bowells and the 1837 tithe map of Willingdale depict the moat with a greater part of the north side missing, suggesting that the northern arm was filled in prior to 1800. Scheduled.

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