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Moat Planting

Other OS name in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Warren's Moat 1838 TA

Etymology

, by a moat called Warren 's Moat 1838TA . There is relevant information in a note by Michael Fradley in Shropshire Archaeology and History Newsletter no . 61 , Spring 2006 : “ Recent research has located the site of Warandashale , a house held by Richard de Puleston which was granted a License to Crenellate in 1296 . … The location of Warrenhall is a levelled moated site ( SJ 6429 3747 ) … The moat is depicted on early OS editions as enclosing an island of about 45m x 60m , but is now only visible as a cropmark on aerial photographs . The site was pinpointed by seventeenth and early eighteenth century documents in the Powis Estate Records of the Styche Estate in the Shropshire Record Office which use the name Warrenshall alongside that of Rhiews , which is a seventeenth century farmhouse to the west of the moated site and which probably replaced the earlier settlement site . ” New Street