Moated Sites in the Wealden Landscape


Eric D. Johnson. 2017. “Moated Sites in the Wealden Landscape.” In Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages: Studies of Bodiam and Other Elite Landscapes in South-Eastern England, Pp. 158-170. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Publisher's Version
Moated Sites in the Wealden Landscape


This chapter looks at the general class of moated sites, of which Bodiam, Scotney and Ightham can be considered particularly large and complex examples, in the context of the Wealden landscape of south-east England as a whole. A general discussion of the literature on moated sites is followed by a discussion of ‘what do moats do?’ in terms of lived experience.

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