Bodsey Site Plan

This shows the site plan for Bodsey House, and the moat that still survives today.

The House was originally surrounded by a large moat of which the southern and part of the western arms still contain water. The course of the eastern arm can easily be traced but the northern has all but disappeared. Before the draining of Ramsey Mere and the nearby fens in the 19th century the road from Ramsey ended at the house but, after the reclamation had been completed and the area divided into fields, it was continued northwards, necessitating the destruction of the mid-l6th century parlour adjoining the Hall which stood in its way, and thereby cut off the western arm of the moat from the rest of the site.