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Shareshill Moat

In the civil parish of Shareshill.
In the historic county of Staffordshire.
Modern Authority of Staffordshire.
1974 county of Staffordshire.
Medieval County of Staffordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ94590671
Latitude 52.65809° Longitude -2.08140°

Shareshill Moat has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


Excavated in 1959 prior to destruction due to redevelopment. Three periods of construction were noted, not very closely dated covering the period 12th century to 1400. The first two phases included timber buildings within the moat and the third included a possible chapel and hall.
Now destroyed, covered by a playing field.
This site has now disappeared completely under the play-ground of the village school. It was excavated in 1959 by the Ministry of works. It was approximately 205 ft by 175 ft. A medieval moat probably originally constructed in the 12th century with alterations and strengthening in the 13th century. Probably destroyed by fire in the mid-14th century. No sign of occupation after c.1350. The occupants may have moved to the other moated site in the parish (SJ 90 NW 4). (PastScape)

Site of medieval moat probably excavated in the 1930s (or 1950s) prior to redevelopment. The moat originally constructed in the twelfth century, and then altered and strengthened in the thirteenth century. It appears to have been destroyed by fire in the mid 14th century. (Staffs HER)

Site of moated mansion dating back to C12 to about 1400. Probable manor house. Although this seems a fairly straight forward square moat something about it made Lynam record it as a defensive enclosure and he wrote "from its form and situation, has something of the appearance of a Roman origin.
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