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Neglected historical starting place of Solihull

Sadly the previews review of this historical moated manor site are correct. It may well go back to... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Solihull, United Kingdom
Oh Dear!

I decided to look at this wooded monument on the way to a meeting and oh dear what a bad decision... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Solihull, United Kingdom
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20 Aug 2018
“Neglected historical starting place of Solihull”
9 Jul 2018
“Oh Dear!”
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Hobs Moat Road, Solihull B92 8JW, England
+44 121 704 6130
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed November 8, 2013

The site was excavated for three seasons in the early 80s, and the alignment of the original Lode Lane was discovered, as well as traces of the wooden fortifications along the top of the outer bank, the charred remains of the medieval manor house which...More

6  Thank andyrowlands
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This area is bad for the following reasons: -Huge amounts of dog excrement -Huge amounts of anti social youths -Just a few trenches remain -The afore mentioned youths are riding extremely fast along the pavements, meaning you have to dodge bicycles regularly -The area is...More

3  Thank britishbobby23
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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Sadly the previews review of this historical moated manor site are correct. It may well go back to Saxon Times as it was probably the base of one of the lading families in this area, even before Solihull itself was a proper village. Now it...More

Thank sinclairselections
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I decided to look at this wooded monument on the way to a meeting and oh dear what a bad decision that was. Firstly I had to negotiate the gang of cannabis smoking youths at the entrance. Feeling decidedly light headed and slightly nauseous from...More

Thank dmunnir
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Please don't come out your way to see this cant belive it on here lived in the area over 38 years and all it is now is overgrown woodland where kids go ride their bikes cause of the hills to ride up and down bit...More

Thank nessy1175
Reviewed October 20, 2016

Have visited this monument for years. Sometimes with the dogs. However would love to know its history as very little is known about it. Shame that it is wearing away. Don't go there in the dark or walk through alone. Have been handbags and bikes...More

1  Thank Mark2561
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Not much to look at anymore. You can see deep hills where the moat would have been full of water and where the castle would have been in the middle. Their is also a sign at the one entrance to the woods which explains everything...More

Thank Mat T
Reviewed July 2, 2016

it does not have a lot to offer but you do get a sense of history, very pretty but not much of a monument

1  Thank MicheleSolihull
Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a little bit of quite historic greenery in the middle of a built up area. Quite a small little copse, but very welcome - cool and green in the summer, and usually full of autumn colour later in the year. We walk here...More

Thank SollyWM
Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Me and my mates used to Always be here and enjoy going on the rope swing an and doing bike circuits around the ditch. But someone has cut off the rope swing, now no one hangs around here. There is no ancient side to hobs...More

Thank OllieForbes17
Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is best avoided, its just a overgrown dogs toilet, should you visit there make sure you take some spare shoes,lucky for us we were in the area visiting elmdon park "much better" or it would have been a waste of time and petrol.

Thank john m
Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hobs Moat is the site of an ancient moated house long since demolished. There is little to see apart from earthworks. It is popular with dog walkers and kids on mountain bikes. If you are interested in its history, I would recommend you research the...More

1  Thank Rosie5757
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