SP1486 : Kents Moat

taken 4 years ago, near to Yardley, Birmingham, Great Britain

Kents Moat
Kents Moat
Or, more properly, Kempes Moat. This is all that remains of the site of a medieval manor house in the middle of the 1930s Garretts Green housing estate.
It represents the location of a settlement occupied between the 12th and 15th centuries, apparently in some style and opulence at times, and last owned by John & Marion Kemp who lived here in the 15th century. Although no water remains in the moat, its size and shape can be made out quite clearly on the ground as a ditch roughly 15-20 feet across, and several feet deep, with trees now growing in it. The flats in the background lie within the moated enclosure, and were built in the 1960s (a time when precious little regard was paid to many historic and ancient sites, and the planning laws were rather less stringent than they are these days.)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 3 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 1438 8622 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.4235N 1:47.3836W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 14392 86201
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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