Possible Castle 300m SW of Blue Boar Farm

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval castle. An earthwork may be the remains of the motte which is surrounded by a ditch. The site is located 100m south of London Road.

Notes about this historic site

1 A mound at the above grid reference was excavated in 1967. It was constructed of gravel with a 1.5m turf cap. No building foundations or post holes were found. Mr Thompson concluded that it was a small motte, and supposed there to be a bailey to the S or SE. 1968: This mound is low and tree-covered with a surrounding ditch but no visible evidence of a bailey. Even though Mr Thompson’s excavation was negative re dating, the feature has all the appearance of being a motte and, in plan and profile, is similar to, though smaller than, Allesley Castle (West Midlands).
2 The mound is as described.

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