Friday, 27 November 2015

Malbank mound

Site of a former moated house

A simple mound in the ground?  Not to the expert eye of my walking compnaion.  This, he said, is clearly the site of an old moated house from medieval times.

Being a bit of a sceptic, I had to check when we got back.  He was right: the house, near Hilderstone, was probably part of the possessions of the Malbanks, a family who acquired a lot of land in England thanks to their loyalty to William The Conqueror in supporting his wars against the Anglo-Saxons (and Welsh).

I shall take mounds more seriously in future.

1 comment:

  1. After centuries you can still see the tell-tales. Remarkable though how nature reclaims.