Shropshire History

Shropshire

Moated Sites

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Most people associate moats with big castles but they were also constructed around smaller buildings like manor houses. Apart from providing a defensive feature that was difficult for attacking enemies to overcome, it also made the practice of digging tunnels under the walls impossible. They were also used to dump sewage from the building. Sometimes they would consist of a dry ditch but more often they were flooded with water. Most moats in Shropshire date from the medieval period and many no longer have any associated building.

 

Gazetteer of Moated Sites

 

Alcaston (SO459870) - medieval moated site.

 

Alveley (SO768837) – moated site near Pool Hall.

 

Calverhall (SJ602377) - medieval moated site.

 

Calverhall (SJ611372) – moated site near Cloverley Hall.

 

Cheswardine (SJ721302) – medieval moated site.

 

Farley (SJ625018) – moated site near Lower Newton Farm.

 

Hanwood (SJ448094) - medieval moated site.

 

Hanwood (SJ453097) - medieval moated site.

 

Hanwood (SJ457093) - medieval moated site.

 

Hadnall (SJ522199) - medieval moated site.

 

High Ercall (SJ595174) - medieval moated site.

 

Ightfield (SJ600394) – moated site near Ightfield Hall.

 

Rodington (SJ594158) - medieval moated site.

 

Shavington (SJ623402) - moated site near Shavington Park.

 

Westhope (SO467859) - medieval moated site.

 

Whixall (SJ504337) - medieval moated site.

 

Wigwig (SJ608024) - medieval moated site.

 

Willaston (SJ598360) - medieval moated site.

 

Willoughbridge (SJ742393) – moated site near Willoughbridge Lodge.

 

Wistanstow (SO422861) - medieval moated site.

 

Woore (SJ725427) - moated site near Syllenhurst Farm.