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Hales Castle

Hob Uid: 202864
Location :
Somerset
Mendip
Selwood
Grid Ref : ST7976044240
Summary : Earthwork of ringwork and unfinished bailey.
More information : [ST 79764424] HALES CASTLE [GT] (1)

Hales Castle is a circular enclosure 40 yds in diameter, comprising bank and outer ditch.
See AO/LP/64/46 (2-3)

Hales Castle is situated as the northern slope of Roddenbury Hill in a position that commands a large area to the north and north-west. It appears to be a ring motte with an apparently unfinished bailey, on the north. The entrance to the bailey is near the centre of the north side, and opposite this there seems to have been a drawbridged entrance to the motte. No building remains can be seen.
Re-surveyed at 1:2500.
See G.P. No. M/65/5 by Miss E Overend, Frome Field Club. (4)

Additional reference. (5)

Scheduled. (6)

ST 798 442: Earthworks on the N side of Hales Castle, visible on aerial photographs. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" (prov) 1961.
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Source : The Victoria history Somerset, volume two
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Source Number : 3
Source : Aerial photograph
Source details : Crawford A/P. 8486, 1933.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 GHP 21-AUG-64
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Ancient Ewks and Camps of Somerset 1924 108-9 illustr. E Burrow
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : Eng Heritage County List of SAMs Somerset Dec 1987 11
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Aerial Archaeology 2 1978 70
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Bailey, Ringwork
Evidence : Earthwork

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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 24021
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 74 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 74 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-08-21
End Date : 1964-08-21