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A wide ditch surrounding a building, usually filled with water. Use with relevant site type where known eg CASTLE, TOWER HOUSE.

Related Terms

Term Note
CASTLE A medieval fortified building or range of buildings, serving as a royal, or baronial, residence, or administrative centre.
FORTIFIED HOUSE A house which bears signs of fortification. These often include crenellated battlements and narrow slit-like windows.
MOATED SITE A site enclosed within a moat, normally rectangular on plan, and believed to be medieval in date.

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