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Trail: Manor Farm

Manor Farm Manor Farm is surrounded by an old moat which was probably deepened from the original embankments of the Saxon settlement. The Manor House (signs of a Neolithic settlement have been found around the area) had moved as the original stone building stood some 75 yards north east of the present house. To the south west of the site was a small spring-fed lake, which is now filled but was probably the fishpond for the manor. There are the remains of an old track cutting across what is now the farmyard and continuing up toward the Welsh Lane - much of it would have been destroyed when the railway cutting was built.


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