Moat House, Tamworth

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Coordinates: 52°38′2″N 1°42′9″W / 52.63389°N 1.70250°W / 52.63389; -1.70250

Moat House redirects here. For the listed building in Sutton Coldfield, see Moat House, Sutton Coldfield.

The Moat House is a Grade II* historic building located in what were once the grounds of Tamworth Castle in Staffordshire, England. A Gazebo nearby is a Grade II listed building.

Currently the Moat House is a modern family restaurant, but is being renovated back to its original splendour.

A rare family of 18 Black Swans live around the grounds.

History[edit]

Built in 1572 by William Comberford as a family home, it sits on the banks of the River Tame.

Charles I stayed in the property in August 1619.

In 1815 the Moat House became a lunatic asylum.

Prior to its current ownership the property was a Berni Inn, and before that a Schooner Inn.

Ghosts[edit]

It is purported that walking the third floor corridors is the ghost of a young girl named Emily, or Amelia.[citation needed] It is believed she was locked in the tower by her father and died in a fire that originated from a burning candle. There is evidence of a fire, but no evidence that it was in that location, or that anybody died in it.

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