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The Mount

Hob Uid: 108976
Location :
Shropshire
Diddlebury
Grid Ref : SO4971084680
Summary : Medieval motte and bailey castle surviving as an earthwork. The motte is sub circular in plan, with base diameters of 50 metres north east to south west and 42 metres transversely. It rises 6 metres above the base of the ditch and has a low bank around the south half of the summit, 5 metres in width, 1 metre in height. The ditch remains extant on the north and east sides but has been destroyed elsewhere by the encroachment of farm buildings. It is 8 metres in width, 1 metres in depth and has a low outer bank. The bailey is 70 metres by 50 metres in area, and is bounded by a low scarp on the north side, and by a ditch, 7 metres in width, 1 metre in depth on the south side. Scheduled.
More information : (SO 49718468) The Mount (NR). (1)

Corfton Mount, Diddlebury. The motte, which has a 4 ft high rampart round its summit, stands 16 ft above a surrounding ditch 3 ft deep except on the west where it has been destroyed. To the east is a rectangular bailey which must have originally been enclosed by a bank and ditch now visible only on the north, where the bank is 1 ft high and the ditch 2 ft deep. The east side is now marked merely by a scarp, and on the south only the ditch remains. (2)

Corfton, SO 497847, ringwork castle, possibly with a bailey. (3)

"The Mount", a motte (not a ringwork) situated upon the NE end of a ridge, with a rectangular bailey lying upon the ridge-end slopes below. The motte is sub-circular in plan, with base diameters of 50.0m NE-SW and 42.0m transversely. It rises 6.0m above the base of the ditch and has a low bank around the S half of the summit, 5.0m in width, 1.0m in height. The ditch remains extant on the N and E sides but has been destroyed elsewhere by the encroachment of farm buildings. It is 8.0m in width, 1.0m in depth and has a low outer bank. The bailey is 70.0m by 50.0m in area, and is bounded by a low scarp on the N side, and by a ditch, 7.0m in width, 1.0m in depth on the S side, which is crossed by a causeway towards the W end.

Resurveyed at 1:2500. (4)

SO 4973 8471. The Mount motte and bailey castle, 120m north east of Hill House Farm. Scheduled (RSM). (5)

Listed by Cathcart king. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1964
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Source : The Victoria history of Shropshire: volume one
Source details : (Wall & Downman)
Page(s) : 394
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Vol(s) : 1908
Source Number : 3
Source : Chateau Gaillard, 3. Conference at Battle, Sussex, 19-24 September 1966
Source details : (King & Alcock)
Page(s) : 120
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 16-JAN-73
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment 26/JUL/1995
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Source Number : 6
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Page(s) : 424
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : Salop 185
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 19188
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SO 48 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SO 48 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-01-16
End Date : 1973-01-16