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The Northwoods Farm Moat

26th April 2021 @ 6:06am – by Elizabeth Huntbach
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Audlem and District History Society History Shorts 55 by Elizabeth Huntbach

The medieval moated site at Northwoods farm.

Discovering one day an italic sign saying Moat on an old OS map, I realised that this sign was depicting a place of interest at Northwoods farm in the parish of Dodcott-cum-Wilkesley.
This was to be my husband David's and my home for the next 47 years and I wanted to know more about its history.

However, this was not so easy to find out; the site was an impossible mess with shoulder-high undergrowth, swamp and barbed wire. David wanted to make the area safe and he needed to clear out the moat to its original depth.

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