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Round Moat, Fowlmere

History of the Round Moat

Scheduled Monument

This is a rare surviving example of a simple earthwork enclosure put up immediately after the Norman Conquest as the first castles.

Cyril Fox wrote in 1923: This small oval ring-work, 300 feet in greatest diameter, and a little over an acres in area ……. is for its size, very strongly defended, the bank being now 7 to 12 feet above natural level, and the wet moat 20 feet wide, and as originally excavated, 11 feet deep (below ground level)


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