Possible Castle Mound at Coton Deserted Medieval Settlement

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible castle mound or motte dating to the Medieval period. Alternatively, it may be a windmill mound. It survives as an earthwork and is located 1km north west of Newton.

Notes about this historic site

1 A well-preserved little moated mount castle. The remains consist of a low circular artificial hill, measuring about 46m in diameter at its base, with a flat top about 21m across; it is surrounded by a ditch, in which water still lies at the SE side.
2 A moated mound which is sometimes classed as a castle. It is probably an early windmill mound.
3 No historical evidence was found to substantiate this as being a castle mound. The work is badly mutilated, carries a modern water tower and is probably a windmill mound associated with the deserted village site to the N (PRN 2778).

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