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Castle Hill

Hob Uid: 355248
Location :
Lincolnshire
East Lindsey
Welton Le Marsh
Grid Ref : TF4766069800
Summary : The earthwork and buried remains of a medieval motte castle, known as Castle Hill. The motte takes the form of a large mound, 5 metres high, enclosed by a ditch. The motte is subrectangular in plan, measuring 50 metres by 40 metres at its base, with rounded corners and steep sides to the north and east. The top of the motte measures up to 30 metres in length, sloping gently down to the south west; a level platform, 10 metres in width, at the north eastern corner may indicate post-medieval alteration. The ditch enclosing the motte on the east and north sides is visible as a depression measuring up to 6 metres in width and up to 0.5 metres deep. The southern ditch arm has been infilled but survives as a buried feature visible on aerial photographs. The western arm has been partly infilled and is now marked by a shallow depression. A low bank marks the outer edge of the north western corner of the ditch. Scheduled.
More information : [TF 4767 6981] Castle Hill [GT]. (1)

About 300 yards from Hamby Hall is a large tumulus or barrow, called Castle Hill, "which is supposed to be of Celtic origin". (2-3)

This is a castle mound with a prominence in the NE corner, and dropping away to the SW where mutilation, probably "throwing down" is evident. (See TF 46 NE/5 for DMV of Hanby and history).
Re-surveyed at 1:2500; TF 46 NE/5. (4)

TF 476 698. Castle Hill, Hanby. Scheduled no. LI/279. (5)

The large mound, referred to by the previous authorities, was seen as earthworks and mapped from good quality air photographs. It is a possible Medieval motte and is visible as a subrectangular mound, measuring 40m by 30m, centred at TF 4766 6980. No features were visible on top of the motte. (Morph No. LI.395.2.3)

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Oldfield E. 1829. Topographical and Historical Account of Wainfleet, 276
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Source Number : 3
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : APs (RAF CPE/UK 2604 19.4.48 4161 4162)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 25-AUG-64
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Source Number : 5
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Lincolnshire
Page(s) : 7
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Source Number : 6
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Helen Winton/13-DEC-1993/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 12-Jan-00
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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 : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 279
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LI 279
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External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.395.2
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 31633
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 46 NE 4
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 355251
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 46 NE 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-08-25
End Date : 1964-08-25
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01