Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Work well underway to restore 1392 moat at Fulham Palace

A circa-1392 medieval moat is being restored at Fulham Palace.

The Chronicle went along this week to watch archaeologists to dig up a 95-yard stretch of the mile-long moat, which circles the palace and is the longest in England.

Builders' debris has filled the moat, which is entirely preserved below ground as an unbroken circuit, since the 1920s, following a request of the Bishop of London, who lived in the palace.

Click here to read this article from the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle

Click here to read another report from the BBC

Click here to watch a video report from the BBC

Click here to read an account of the moat's discovery in 2009 from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council