Monnington Straddle motte
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County Council (Unitary)
Hereford and South Herefordshire
SJ382382 (338229, 236867)
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The remains of a Motte and bailey at Monnington court. The motte is 3.4 metres high, oval in shape with its longer axis of 40 metres orientated north to south. A ditch remains on the west and north sides but elsewhere has been filled in. The motte lies on the east side of an almost square bailey surrounded by a now shallow ditch which has a stream running through it. It is possible that this supposed bailey is a natural feature created by the stream course and that if a bailey was constructed as part of the castle complex, it is more likely to be west of the motte below the standing buildings of Monnington Court.There is evidence for ridge and furrow in surrounding fields. Scheduled.
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