Round Hill

Description of this historic site

The site of a mound, possibly a house platform, of unknown date. It is visible as an earthwork and is situated 150m south west of the church at Butlers Marston.

Notes about this historic site

1 A small earthwork near a stream called ‘Round Hill (Tumulus)’ on OS map. It is of an irregular shape and if it ever was a motte and bailey castle it must have been a very small one. It would seem that it was the site of the Manor House of the Botelers even if not actually a castle.
2 Appears to be a large building platform in a naturally low marshy area.
3 On the 1905 OS 1:2500 map a building of square plan is marked to the S; all that remains of this is a square platform.
4 Photographed in 1982.

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