Motte And Bailey
Worcestershire County Council
Malvern Hills District Council
SJ794794 (379442, 237055)
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.
A Medieval motte and bailey and possibly associated features are visible as earthworks and have been mapped from aerial photographs. Medieval settlement remains are situated adjacent to the motte and are described separately in SO 73 NE 16. It is possible they are specifically associated with the motte and bailey but it is likely that they form part of possible Medieval and/or Post Medieval settlement at Castlemorton after the motte and bailey had gone out of use. A string of Medieval and/or Post Medieval fishponds are situated immediately east of the motte and bailey. There is a record of the existence of a castle in the early thirteenth century but as there is no surface evidence of a castle or building it is possible the record actually refers to the motte rather than an actual building. Medieval pottery has been found at the site.
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.