SK5051 : Motte and bailey on Castle Hill

near to Newstead, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Motte and bailey on Castle Hill
Motte and bailey on Castle Hill
This is a very difficult feature to photograph, even in winter when the trees are bare. The ground which slopes up to the right in the foreground is the motte - a defensive mound which would originally have had a wooden tower built on it. The open ground visible through the trees is the bailey - a flat area where livestock would have been kept, surrounded by a bank and fence.

William the Conqueror built these all over England to establish his authority over the locals.
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 19 February, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 19 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5095 5191 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:3.7209N 1:14.4708W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 5095 5182
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