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The Moat Walk

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The Moat Walk was probably the work of the 4th earl of Worcester, about 1600, and was designed to provide a pleasant promenade about the moat. It can be reached under the bridge at the South Gate. This feature was a touch of great Renaissance sophistication. According to a 17th-century description it was 'a pleasant walk set forth with several figures of the Roman emperors in arches of divers varieties of shellwork'. The 15th-century brick niches survive, with some of their painted plaster and shellwork still intact, but the Roman emperors disappeared after the Civil War.

 

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