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Name:Moat at Moigne Court, Owermoigne
Type of Record:Monument
HER Number:MDO1868
Last edited:Aug 19 2015 12:10PM

Location:Owermoigne, West Dorset
Grid Reference:SY 770 857
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Monument Type(s):

  • BUILDING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


A moat enclosing a square area of about two thirds of an acre around Moigne Court. The ditch of the moat is now mostly dry and partly filled in. The southern part remains open and is about fifty feet wide at the top and between 5 and 8 feet deep, while the ditch on the northern side is around 3 feet deep.

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1002408

Sources and Further Reading

<1>SDO148 - Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). 1970. An Inventory of Historical Monuments in the County of Dorset. Volume Two (South East) Part I. 184-186.
<2>SDO13151 - Aerial Photograph: Dorset County Council. XX-XXX-2005. Dorset CC Vertical Digital Photo Tile.

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