Timperley Old Hall Moat and its Water Supply

Late winter is one of the best times to view the large water-filled earthwork of Timperley Old Hall. The lack of undergrowth and leaves on the trees reveals the massive nature of the water-filled ditches, whilst the low afternoon sun reveals earthworks running to the east of the moat that might be connected with it.…

Seasonal Archaeology: Peel Hall Moat

The early morning sun on a crisp January Saturday throws into relief one of the few moated medieval hall sites in the region to still contain water. This is Peel Hall, in Peel Hall Park, Wythenshawe, the site of the first modern archaeological dig to explore a site outside Manchester centre took place in 1981…