Orcop Castle


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Motte And Bailey

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Herefordshire Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Hereford and South Herefordshire

Grid Reference

SJ473473 (347294, 226586)

WGS84 Coordinates

51.9349, -2.76671

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Earthwork remains of a Motte and bailey. The circular motte averages 74 yards in diameter at the base and rises approximately 21 feet above the surrounding moat which is now (1972) practically dry. A kidney-shaped bailey is surrounded by a shallow ditch. The entrance to the bailey appears to be in the middle of the north side. Scheduled.

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