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Monument Number 210836

Hob Uid: 210836
Location :
Wiltshire
Sherrington
Grid Ref : ST9600039230
Summary : Earthwork remains of a motte at Sherrington. The mound is 48 metres across and rises 5.5 metres above a 3.5 metre deep ditch, which widens in the east to form a water-filled moat. There are vestiges of a perimeter bank on top of the motte. Scheduled.
More information : (ST 96003923) Castle Mound (NR). (1)

The Norman castle of the Giffords, at Sherrington has no visible remains of masonry (2). Pevsner (3) calls it a motte and bailey. (2-3)

This motte is 48m across and rises 5.5m above a 3.5m deep ditch, which widens in the east to form a water-filled moat. Vestiges of a perimeter bank on the top of the motte remain, but there is no trace of any structure. There is no evidence of an associated bailey. Published 1:2500 survey revised. (4)

A ditch 110m NW of the motte was sectioned in 1972 and found to be 25 feet wide. It probably represents a bailey ditch. The enclosure map of Sherrington shows the road pattern to the south of the motte forms a D-shape enclosing the parish church, probably indicating a second bailey. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
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Page(s) : 387
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Vol(s) : 41 - 1920-2
Source Number : 3
Source : Wiltshire
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 MHB 17-FEB-75
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Source Number : 5
Source : The Wiltshire archaeological and natural history magazine
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Page(s) : 114-5
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Vol(s) : 93, 2000

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Motte And Bailey
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 12321
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : ST 93 NE 32
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, SHERRINGTON MOTTE & BAILEY
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 1972-01-01
End Date : 1972-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON ST 93 NE 32
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-02-17
End Date : 1975-02-17