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HER Number (PRN):01152
Name:Tenbury Castle Tump
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1008392: Castle Tump

Monument Types

  • CAUSEWAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)

Summary

Scheduled Monument: One of a group of Norman earthwork castles controlling crossing points in the Teme valley, Castle Tump survives well and is likely to contain well-preserved, waterlogged archaeological remains.

Parish:Burford, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO56NE
Grid Reference:SO 5942 6864

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA1520 - 1987 field observation by English Heritage
  • ESA8727 - 2018 Heritage at Risk Survey by Historic England
  • ESA8625 - 2014 Heritage at Risk Survey by Historic England
  • ESA8621 - 2015 Heritage at Risk Survey by Historic England
  • ESA8361 - 2016 Heritage at Risk Survey by Historic England
  • ESA8362 - 2017 Heritage at Risk Survey by Historic England

Description

This site was formerly in Worcestershire. A somewhat eroded mound about 10ft (high?) and c5yds in diameter. No clearly visible ditch, although traces of what might have been on can be seen. Probably an early Norman Castle mound, without bailey or other associated earthworks, connected with the defences of the river crossing. Top damaged by four or five large trees <1a>

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 43 Motte castles <11>

Scheduling revised in 1994. Scheduling description: ->

->The monument includes a small motte castle and an earthen causeway standing on the flood plain of the River Teme. The motte is visible as a well defined earthen mound 25m in diameter at base rising 3.6m high to a level summit 4m in diameter. There is no ditch surrounding the mound, rather it stands on a slight island raised 0.8m above the surrounding level of the flood plain. This raised platform is linked to the northern edge of the flood plain by the remains of an earthen causeway which runs from the north east edge of the platform as a low spread bank 8m wide and 0.4m high, orientated north east to south wes.t <12>

Photographed during aerial survey in 2009. <13>


<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 01152 (Card index). SSA20722.


<01a> Anon, Text (TEXT). SSA10826.


<01> Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (HBMC), 1987-May-11, Scheduled Monument Report on SAM 32457 (11/05/1987) (Field Monument Warden Report). SSA4568.


<02> Musson Chris R, 1990-Apr-04, CPAT 90/MB/0615 and 0618 (2 photos) (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA17121.


<03> Anon, Plan and Location Plan (Plan). SSA4564.


<05> Musson Chris R, 1992-Jun-26, CPAT 92/C/0997 to 0999 (3 photos) (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA17122.


<06> Ministry of Works, 1956, Map of Scheduled area, 1956 (Scheduled Monument notification). SSA4566.


<07> English Heritage, 1990, Map of Scheduled area, 1990 (Scheduled Monument notification). SSA4565.


<08> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Record Card (Card index). SSA4563.


<09> English Heritage, 1990, Correspondence, 1990 (Correspondence). SSA4561.


<10> Thomas Harley O, 1993, Correspondence, 1993 (Correspondence). SSA4562.


<11> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.


<12> English Heritage, 1994, Scheduling Papers (Revised Scheduling, 17/05/1994) (Scheduled Monument notification). SSA4567.


<13> Shropshire Council, 2009-Mar-20, SA0906_208 to SA0906_211 (4 photos) Flight: 09_SA_06 (Oblique aerial photograph). SSA26104.

Sources

[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01152.
[01a]SSA10826 - TEXT: Anon. Text.
[01]SSA4568 - Field Monument Warden Report: Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission (HBMC). 1987-May-11. Scheduled Monument Report on SAM 32457 (11/05/1987).
[02]SSA17121 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1990-Apr-04. CPAT 90/MB/0615 and 0618 (2 photos). Black and White. Medium.
[03]SSA4564 - Plan: Anon. Plan and Location Plan. Photocopy.
[05]SSA17122 - Oblique aerial photograph: Musson Chris R. 1992-Jun-26. CPAT 92/C/0997 to 0999 (3 photos). Colour. 35mm.
[06]SSA4566 - Scheduled Monument notification: Ministry of Works. 1956. Map of Scheduled area, 1956.
[07]SSA4565 - Scheduled Monument notification: English Heritage. 1990. Map of Scheduled area, 1990.
[08]SSA4563 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Record Card . Ordnance Survey record cards.
[09]SSA4561 - Correspondence: English Heritage. 1990. Correspondence, 1990.
[10]SSA4562 - Correspondence: Thomas Harley O. 1993. Correspondence, 1993.
[11]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
[12]SSA4567 - Scheduled Monument notification: English Heritage. 1994. Scheduling Papers (Revised Scheduling, 17/05/1994). 19142.
[13]SSA26104 - Oblique aerial photograph: Shropshire Council. 2009-Mar-20. SA0906_208 to SA0906_211 (4 photos) Flight: 09_SA_06. Colour. Digital.
Date Last Edited:Nov 13 2018 11:58AM