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Monument Number 233495

Hob Uid: 233495
Location :
West Berkshire
Chaddleworth
Grid Ref : SU4072079560
Summary : Probable Medieval ring work visible as a cropmark, measuring 46 metres in diameter and mapped from aerial photographs. A collection of 12th century pottery has been found on the site.
More information : A small motte and banks noticed on a property near Fawley. (1)

Mr. Kaines-Thomas pointed out Mitchell Copse, Chaddleworth as being the area in which the earthwork was found. It is at SU40727957 and consists of a ringwork formed by a bank with an outer ditch. There is no central mound and no causeway or obvious entrance way. It is not a motte and its inherent weakness suggests that it was of little if any defensive value. A number of probably early 12th c. sherds (identified by Reading Museum) were found on the surface. The work overlooks the site of Woolley D.M.V. and is probably of medieval origin although its purpose is obscure.

Surveyed at 1/2500. (2)

The cropmark remains of a circular single ditched enclosure with a diameter of 46m and an apparent central pit described by the previous authorities were seen centred at SU 4072 7956 and mapped from aerial photographs. (3)

Listed as a possible castle by Cathcart King. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : The archaeological news letter
Source details : (E. Kaines-Thomas)
Page(s) : 285
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Vol(s) : 6 N0 12 - 1960
Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 NVQ 08-MAR-64
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Source Number : 2a
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Mr. E. Kaines-Thoman Donnington Dene, Newbury
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SU4079/4 05-AUG-1983
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Source Number : 4
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the islands. Volume I : Anglesey - Montgomery
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Page(s) : 13
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Source : SU 47 NW 18 (1964)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Probably C12
Monument End Date : 1199
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Ringwork
Evidence : Cropmark, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Medieval
Component Monument Type : Ringwork
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 47 NW 18
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 47 NW 18
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-03-08
End Date : 1964-03-08
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LAMBOURN DOWNS NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1999-01-01
End Date : 2000-12-31