Camlet Moat

Camelot Moat, London’s Camelot, North Camelott Ground

Camlet Moat is a small, moated site located on the outskirts of Trent Park in London, England.

It was known as Camelot in the Middle Ages. Various places around there were referred to as North Camelot, East Camelot, West Camelot and Camelot Hill. In the twelfth century Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex, lived there.

Trent Park is situated in the Borough of Enfield, in the northern part of the city. The moated isle of Camlet Moat, hidden in the woods on the fringe of the park, is believed to have originated in the twelfth century, although its exact history and purpose are not well-documented. It is believed to have been a hunting lodge or a summer retreat for nobility during the medieval period. The site consists of a central island surrounded by a water-filled moat. The moat is rougly rectangular in shape and measures around 60 meters by 40 meter.

These types of moats were commonly used for defensive purposes in the Middle Ages. However, Camlet Moat’s specific function remains unclear. It may have served as a fortified structure or as a manor house, but there is limited historical information available about its original purpose or the structures that may have stood on the island.