TQ1083 : Down Barns Moated Site, Sharvel Lane

taken 1 year ago, near to Yeading, Hillingdon, Great Britain

Down Barns Moated Site, Sharvel Lane
Down Barns Moated Site, Sharvel Lane
Down Barns Moated Site is the 13th century site of a former manor house with a moat. The earliest reference to the manor house was in 1212 when it belonged to Roger de la Lune, the Constable of the Tower of London. It had many owners after him, including Nicholas Brembre who was beheaded for High Treason in 1388 when his manor house was demolished - it was never rebuilt.

However, the moat has been preserved. It was probably not used for defence but would have provided a water supply for the house and animals. It may have provided fish for the manor and given protection against fires.

Today the owners are All Souls College, Oxford. The site was restored in 1989/90 with grant aid from English Heritage. This looks towards the eastern arm of the moat from the site of the manor house.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 11 May, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused 
Former (from Tags)
Manor House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1098 8376 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.5102N 0:24.0652W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1097 8373
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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