ST5043 : Fenny Castle Motte and Bailey

taken 10 years ago, near to Polsham, Somerset, Great Britain

Fenny Castle Motte and Bailey
Fenny Castle Motte and Bailey
Fenny Castle is a motte and bailey castle set on a small natural hill. The north west end of the hill has been scarped into a steep-sided conical to form a motte, while the south east end has been levelled to create a narrow bailey. Digging in the castle unearthed a wall which defended the summit, as well as iron rings, an iron implement and pottery. In C19 it is recorded that part of the slope at the north west end of the hill was removed to enable easier access around it. In the process the remains of 20 skeletons, possibly of a period predating the construction of the castle, were removed.

The river Sheppey can be seen in the foreground.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 January, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 507 435 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.3534N 2:42.3406W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 507 437
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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