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Lodsworth Castle

Hob Uid: 249875
Location :
West Sussex
Chichester
Lodsworth
Grid Ref : SU9336021040
Summary : The earthwork remains of a 13th century motte possibly re used as a windmill mound circa 1700. The motte is 6 metres high and grass covered. Scheduled.
More information : (SU9336 2104) Motte (NR). (1)

A small motte apparently built in the 13th c. After temporary occupation the top was heightened and a light palisade may have surrounded the motte top at that time. Impressions of cross trees were found in the centre, presumably for some structure above. Finds suggest, but do not prove convincingly, this is a windmill
base of circa 1700. Alternatively the cross trees may represent the base of a small central tower or look-out platform put up in the 13th c. Excavated by the Brighton & Hove Arch Sec in 1964. (See plans). (2)

Motte 6.0m in height, grass-covered with some trees growing upon it, an ornamental feature within a private garden. In good condition. Resurveyed at 1:2500. (3)

Listed by Cathcart King. (4)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : Sussex archaeological collections : relating to the history and antiquities of the counties of East and West Sussex
Source details : (E W Holden)
Page(s) : 103-125
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Vol(s) : 105- 1967
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 02-APR-70
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Source Number : 4
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) : 472
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Vol(s) : 2
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Source : SU 92 SW 2 (1959, 1970)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1299
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Motte
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : circa 1700
Monument End Date : 1710
Monument Start Date : 1690
Monument Type : Windmill
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WS 247
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 92 SW 2
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, LODSBRIDGE MILL, SELHAM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1964-01-01
End Date : 1964-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 92 SW 2
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-04-02
End Date : 1970-04-02