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Hobs Moat
SP 146-826 West Midlands England

Hobs MoatHobs Moat is a 12th century fortified manor house, founded by William de Odingsells. The large rectangular earthwork platform, is powerfully encased by a rampart, a wide ditch and a counterscarp bank. Excavations of this fine example of a medieval moated homestead, revealed 13th century occupation. 8 miles west is Weoley Castle and 8 miles south-east is Baddesley Clinton Hall.

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Hobs Moat is located in Olton, off Hobs Moat Road. 7 miles south-east of Birmingham, on the A45-B425.

The site is owned by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council and is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for moat pictures Hobs Moat Picture 1Hobs Moat Picture 2 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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