Motte Castle, 170m West of Warden Parish Church

Northumberland

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Medieval
Motte

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Northumberland County Council

Parish

Warden

Parliamentary Constituency

Hexham

Grid Reference

SJ912912 (391195, 566517)

WGS84 Coordinates

54.9931, -2.13764

Nearest Postcode

NE46 4SL

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Notes

Earthwork remains of a Norman motte castle. It is situated in an excellent commanding position on a promontory, overlooking the confluence of two major rivers (North Tyne and South Tyne). The promontory has been isolated by the construction of a strong ditch across the neck, and heightened so that the level top now stands 2 metres above the level of the ground to the north west. A defensive bank has been has been erected south east of the ditch, elsewhere defences are natural and precipitous. The original entrance was probably on the west side. Scheduled.

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