Moat, hidden away in Trent Park in the most northernmost part of
London was formerly the 12th century private hunting grounds of
Geoffrey de Mandeville, Earl of Essex,
was a thief and extortioner, and altogether not a particularly pleasant
individual. He was outlawed by King Henry 1st and was eventually
slain by an arrow during the siege of Burwell Castle in 1144.
Camlet Moat there is reputedly hidden, a deep well with a treasure
chest filled with de Mandeville’s plunder and loot. Everytime it
has been discovered and attempts made to haul it up out of the well,
the rope or chains supporting it break just as it reaches the top.
Should one turn around at this point, you will gaze on the the spectre
of Geoffrey de Mandeville in full armour watching malevolently and
still guarding his treasure.