Site of Possible Castle to West of Newbold Church
The possible site of a Medieval castle. The site is located 100m west of the church at Newbold on Avon.
1 W of Newbold on Avon church and churchyard are the remains of earthworks, hardly discernible unless specially pointed out, being the site, as it is supposed, of one of those small castles, hastily erected in the wars between the Empress Maud and King Stephen, and demolished in the reign of Henry II (1154-89).
2 No significant earthworks could be traced.
3 Sketch plan of earthworks was carried out. A further area of possible earthworks was identified to the south of the graveyard (GIS updated).
4 Lidar coverage shows a possible motte to the north-west of the church.
5 First edition Ordnance Survey confirms that the curved boundary of the possible motte was in existence in the late 19th century.