Broughton Moat in Huntingdonshire

The Ground Plan and description of Broughton Moat in Huntingdonshire

 

Broughton Moat

Ground plan of the earthworks at Broughton

Ground plan of the earthworks at Broughton

 

The earthwork at Broughton probably marks the site of the Abbot of Ramsey’s manor house. The inner enclosure is a quadrangle averaging 300 ft. by 200 ft. enclosed by a wide and deep moat; it stands at the east side of a larger enclosure, roughly 950 ft. by an average of 800 ft. This larger enclosure is surrounded by a bank and a ditch, except on the east side where a brook takes the place of the ditch,; on the west the ditch is now occupied by a roadway. There are several large depressions in the larger enclosure.