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moat

[mōt]
(geology)
A ringlike depression around the base of a seamount.
A valleylike depression around the inner side of a volcanic cone, between the rim and the lava dome.
(hydrology)
A glacial channel in the form of a deep, wide trench.

Moat

A broad, deep trench, filled with water, surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress.

moat

A broad, deep trench surrounding the ramparts of a town or fortress; usually filled with water.
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The 14th Century moated castle is surrounded by five acres of gardens and pleasure grounds and is still a lived-in family home.
One is decorated in murals with a musical flavour - instruments and scrolls - and the other is medieval with painted standards, hillsides, dragons and a fitted wardrobe disguised as a moated castle.
Current owner Michael Featherstone-Dilke said: "Maxstoke Castle is a fine example of a 14th century moated castle and is surrounded by four to five acres of gardens.
If it's history you're after then Beaumaris has its own moated castle, one of Edward I last strongholds in North Wales and now a World Heritage site.
The 14th century moated castle near Coleshill is still lived in as a family home and only opens to the public once a year for charity.
And tomorrow this rare opportunity comes round once again, giving visitors the chance to explore this splendid 14th century moated castle.
THIS 14th-century moated castle is the home of Michael and Rosemary Fetherston-Dilke and their teenage children and has been in their family for 400 years.
It is a fine example of a 13th century moated castle which is still lived in as a family home.
With moated castles and romantic towers, glorious gardens and picturesque villages, rolling green hills and a royal township, Kent has much to offer all lovers of beauty.