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HER Number (PRN):03474
Name:Mound c250m NW of Pitcholds, Moreswood
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types


A mound which has in the past been interpreted as a prehistoric round barrow or a motte (medieval earthwork castle), but which is perhaps most likely to be a natural feature.

Parish:More, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO39SW
Grid Reference:SO 326 931

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA5773 - 1999 site visit by English Heritage MPP Fieldworker


S of the E end of the track that runs E/W is a large mound which is more likely to be a motte than a tumulus <1>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 43 Motte castles <5>

This mound was thought to be a possible motte castle. Although given a low score in the MPP desk based assessment phase, aerial photographs indicated a prominent landscape feature. It is an oval-shaped knoll, apx 45m by 55m across and between 3m and 5m in height, with a pronounced fall to the south. It is situated at the junction of the upper river terrace of the Camlad and steeply rising ground to the north. Farm tracks have cut into the base of the mound. It lies within a field of long-established pasture and is a natural formation <6>

<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 03474 (Card index). SSA20722.

<01> Bird A J, 1977, History on the Ground, p91 (Monograph). SSA475.

<02> Musson Chris R, 1987-Jan-03, CPAT 87/MB/0055 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA18810.

<03> Musson Chris R, 1986-Jan-03, CPAT 86/MB/0056 to 0058 (3 photos) (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA18811.

<04> Musson Chris R, 1990-Apr-04, CPAT 90/MB/0627 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA18812.

<05> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.

<06> Reid Malcolm L, 1999-Jul-27, MPP Non-Scheduling Alternative Action Report [27/07/1999] (Alternative Action Report). SSA21963.


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 03474.
[01]SSA475 - Monograph: Bird A J. 1977. History on the Ground. p91.
[02]SSA18810 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1987-Jan-03. CPAT 87/MB/0055. Black and White. Medium.
[03]SSA18811 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1986-Jan-03. CPAT 86/MB/0056 to 0058 (3 photos). Black and White. Medium.
[04]SSA18812 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1990-Apr-04. CPAT 90/MB/0627. Black and White. Medium.
[05]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
[06]SSA21963 - Alternative Action Report: Reid Malcolm L. 1999-Jul-27. MPP Non-Scheduling Alternative Action Report [27/07/1999].
Date Last Edited:Jul 13 2009 5:19PM