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Moat House

Address : Moat Lane, Biscot, Luton

Grid Reference : TL0780624022

Site Status : Grade II listed

Statutory List Description : Origins as late C14 manor house within moat; reroofed and altered c 1500 and subsequently, extensively modernised 1968-69. Stone, rendered apart from east gable end which is a mixture of clunch, brick and flint; thatched roof, though tiled before modernisation. Surviving building of rectangular plan, modern outbuilding to rear. Front elevation (south) has 5 first floor casements; ground floor left to right, sash, modern gabled porch with front door, C19 thatched bay window with sashes, modern door. Side elevation (east) has brick in gable apex; full length single buttress at each corner; one square headed deeply recessed window at left hand, another originally similar now blocked. Interior now arranged entirely as two storeys, with substantial floor framing, and inserted modern chimney placed centrally. Eight bay roof structure divided by 4 large trusses, c 1500 in date. Small gap between 4 bays to west and 4 to east. All 8 have arches to collars and windbraces, 2 purlins and moulded wall plate. Western half has moulded purlins and battlemented ties above arched collars. Eastern half similar structure but undecorated. Extensively renovated. Ground floor plaque formerly in cellar records size of hailstones in 1666.

Information provided by Luton Borough Council.

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Wikipedia's Glossary of Architecture - you might find this helpful if you are not familiar with all the architectural terms used to describe this site. There are links to other glossaries on our Links page.

Nearby Sites

These are the closest sites to the Moat House and are all within about 1000 metres :

Black Swan Lane
The Black Swan [Draft Local List]
Marsh Road
10 Marsh Road - Pines Hotel [Draft Local List]
New Bedford Road
Bide a While [Draft Local List]
Trinity Road
Holy Trinity Church [Grade II listed]
Trinity church hall [Draft Local List]
81 Trinity Road - Original Baptist Chapel [Draft Local List]

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