TQ4273 : Remains of the moat at Eltham Palace

taken 7 years ago, near to Eltham, Greenwich, Great Britain

Remains of the moat at Eltham Palace
Remains of the moat at Eltham Palace
At one time the palace presumably had a moat right around it, but only a shallow pond within the ditch of the old moat, running round the north and east sides, now remains.
Eltham Palace :: TQ4274
An English Heritage property, the site has an interesting history. Originally a medieval Royal palace (hence the name), only the 15th century Great Hall of it remained, derelict, by the 19th century. It was restored, and a large new house built adjacent to it, by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld in the 1930s. It was used during the Second World War and until 1992 by the Army Education Corps. Since 1999 it has been opened to the public. For a fuller history see LinkExternal link

As a major historic site, not only are the remains of the medieval palace a Scheduled Ancient Monument (List entry Number 1014833), and the Great Hall listed Grade I (LEN 1079041) but the gardens and Eltham Court (LEN 1212906, the 20th century house) are listed grade II* and several buildings and individual remains such as walls and bridges on the site are separately listed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 2 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 9 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4247 7397 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.8082N 0:2.9260E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 4246 7394
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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