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The Moat House

The Moat House

This house has had a colourful history, it was originally built in 1572 as a family home by William Comberford. In August 1619 the house played host to royalty while his father King James I stayed at the Castle his son Charles (later Charles I)stayed at the Moat House. Besides royalty the house has also played host to more dubious "guests" for in 1815 it was for a time turned into a privately run Lunatic Asylum.

There are still large gardens to the rear of the building as shown on this early picture postcard on the right.
This picture shows the fine chimneys on the house and also part of the tower feature can be seen on the right of the picture. A pathway/cycleway from Lady Bridge now runs past the rear of the house parallel with Lichfield Street. A walk along this path is highly recommended if you would like to have a closer look at Tamworth's swan herd as they often frequent the river alongside the path.

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