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Castle Batch

Hob Uid: 192666
Location :
North Somerset
Weston-Super-Mare
Grid Ref : ST3617063700
Summary : Earthwork remains of a well preserved medieval motte. The mound is 160 feet in diameter, 17 feet high, with a hollow in the centre 75 feet in diameter. It is surrounded by a shallow ditch, 15 to 25 feet wide with an entrance on the south west. The ditch has been partly obliterated by ploughing and modern field banks. Scheduled.
More information : [ST 36176370] Castle Batch [G.T.]. (1)

This is a mound 160 ft. in diameter and 17 ft. high, with a hollow in the centre 75 ft. in diameter. It is surrounded by a shallow ditch, 15-25 feet wide with an entrance on the South-west. (2). Bramble (3) and O.G.S. Crawford (4) infer it to be a castle mound. (2-4)

This is a well preserved motte but its surrounding ditch has been partially obliterated by ploughing and modern field banks. The hollow in the top of the motte is an original feature and a gap in the south-west quadrant probably indicates the position of the entrance gateway. (See G.Ps. AO/65/42/7 & 8). (5)

Air photographs (not specified) seem to show a possible bailey enclosure attached to the motte at Castle Batch. (6)

Additional references (7-8)

A rapid examination of air photography (9a) shows the motte but does not seem to indicate any bailey. (9)

The earthworks of this castle can be seen on lidar imagery.(10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6", 1962
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : "Seabord of Mendip", 1902, 248, (F.A. Knight)
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Source Number : 10
Source : Light detection and ranging (lidar) airborne survey
Source details : LIDAR ST3162 Environment Agency 16D 09-DEC-2008
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Source Number : 3
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details : J.R. Bramble
Page(s) : 16-83
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Vol(s) : 51 - 1905
Source Number : 4
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec. 6" (O.G.S. Crawford udtd.)
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 11-FEB-65
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Source Number : 6
Source : Somerset archaeology and natural history : the proceedings of the Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Source details : J Evans
Page(s) : 104
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Vol(s) : 123 - 1979
Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Ewks & Camps of Somerset 1924 148-9 illus (E Burrow)
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Source Number : 8
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Woodspring Mus. Local Hist Leaflet 3
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Source Number : 9
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Andrew Miller/14-JUL-1993/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 9a
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : NMR, ST 3663/1/2052-7
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : AV 123
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 22837
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : MNS202
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External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (North Somerset)
External Cross Reference Number : MNS5428
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 36 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 36 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-02-11
End Date : 1965-02-11
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: AIR PHOTOGRAPH PRIMARY RECORDING PROJECT 1992-1996
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, WESTON-SUPER-MARE HERITAGE ACTION ZONE (HAZ), AERIAL INVESTIGATION & MAPPING COMPONENT
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2018-01-01
End Date : 2018-12-31