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The Moat is one of the oldest features of the barn. It surrounded the original mansion, knocked down in the 1730s. It then became a feature of the back garden of the new house, situated between it and Well Hall Road and E Nesit, the Railway Children's author, would punt in it. The bridge which leads from the front of the Pleasaunce into Moat Island is original, probably 16th century and is one of two of this age in Eltham - the other leading to Eltham Palace. In the refurbishment of 2002, the Moat was restored, with new brick work and water-proof lining. Water-side plants were added and these act as nesting places for mallards and moorhen.
Moorhen in the moat
Mallards in the moat
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Last Updated: 3rd-Mar-2007 13:42 Print
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