Archive for the tag 'Moat'

The moat around the Bishops’s Palace was designed to divert water from low lying ground around that caused flooding around the  palace:

Ralph of Shrewsbury saw through an ambitious building project to transform this damp, unstable site. He channeled the water from the wells into a moat surrounding the Palace, which acted as a reservoir. It [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 20th 2016

After crossing the moat you pass through the gatehouse in into the courtyard, with its yews, lawns and brick paths. It was created in 1889 by Edward Heneage Dering and has changed little since that time. The main charge of the Ferrers arms (seven mascles, or lozenges) is laid out on the lawn [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 30th 2011

…The sun came out!
It was still pretty chilly though.

18 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 2011

Leeds Castle was listed in the Doomsday Book as a Saxon manor and has played many roles since then.  It has been a Norman stronghold; private residence of six of  six of England’s medieval queens; a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon; a Jacobean country house; a Georgian mansion; [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2011