East Leigh Berrys

Cornwall

Local Area Google Map
Local Area OS Map

We don't have any photos of this monument yet.

Upload a photo

Tagged With

Enclosure
Medieval

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council

Parish

Launcells

Parliamentary Constituency

North Cornwall

Grid Reference

SN244244 (224444, 106739)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.833, -4.49334

Nearest Postcode

EX23 9NB

The nearest postcode is an aid to location, and does not necessarily reflect the actual address of the monument. Most scheduled monuments are not occupied buildings and have no postal address or postcode of their own. In rural and coastal areas, the nearest geocodable postal address may be several miles away.


Notes

At East Leigh Berrys are the remains of a possible unfinished motte and two baileys. There are three enclosures. The first enclosure, on the north east is the largest and is about 0.3 hectares in extent. It is surrounded by a flattened bank 7 metres wide and 0.7 metres high, with an outer ditch 8 metres wide and 0.3 metres deep. The central enclosure is 0.14 hectares in extent. It has a bank 5 metres wide and 0.4 metres high. This second enclosure and the third seem to have been constructed as a whole. The south west enclosure is roughly circular and 50 metres in diameter It has a flattened dome profile up to 1.7 metres high. There is an outer ditch 8 metres wide and 0.5 metres deep. It is possible the castle was never completed or thoroughly slighted. Scheduled.

English Heritage

User-Submitted Notes

We don't have any user-contributed notes about this monument yet. Do you know anything about it that you can tell us? Add your contribution here.


Share |