SO7937 : Castle Tump, Castlemorton

taken 3 years ago, near to Castlemorton, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Castle Tump, Castlemorton
Castle Tump, Castlemorton
Castle Tump is the site of a motte and bailey castle, built in the 12th century by the Folliott family who were lords of the manor.

Historic England description:
This monument includes a motte castle, a moated enclosure and fishponds known as Castle Tump situated between the Malvern Hills to the west and the River Severn on the east. The monument survives as a motte mound with rampart and associated quarry ditch, a moated enclosure and four fishponds. The motte mound covers an oval area of 56m by 36m and is up to 6m high with a 19m by 12m flat platform on the top. Surrounding the motte is an earthwork rampart and exterior ditch. The motte is situated in the south east corner of a sub rectangular moated enclosure measuring 100m by 90m. This enclosure is later in date as it clearly cuts the eastern edge of the motte. A spring runs down the enclosure from the east to four medieval fish ponds. The four fish ponds are rectangular and orientated north to south. The largest pond measures 50m by 16m. Medieval pottery has been found on this site.

Castle Tump was constructed in the 12th century by a member of the Folliott family. The castle was bought by Richard de Berkyng, Abbot of Westminster (122246), from the Folliott family.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Motte 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7943 3707 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.8992N 2:18.0749W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7941 3706
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Motte and Bailey  Motte 

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