Moated Site at Loughton with Medieval Earthworks
With its village being one of the oldest in MK it is not surprising to find a scheduled ancient monument in Loughton. The monument site located in the heart of Loughton near to Ride High off Leys Road, and consists of a moated site, dry fishpond, ridge and furrow field system, and stock enclosure with clearly defined ditches.
The remains of buildings associated with crofts and linear field boundaries can be seen between the moat and the dry fishpond, in all seven building platforms have been identified along the course of the old Loughton Brook, the brook was re-routed to current position in the 1930s.
The western side of the site are earthworks demonstrating ridge and furrow, the system of ploughing used by farmers in medieval times.
- Public Art in our ParksNearly 30 pieces of public art call our parks home
- Heritage in our ParksWith earthworks showing sites of medieval villages, motte and bailey castles and hidden local gems, our parks are a rich source of local heritage
- Heritage Lottery FundGreat Linford Manor Park is a special and wonderful place to visit, with a history that can be traced back at least to Saxon times. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.