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Tewkesbury; The Mythe Tute

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Royal Hill

In the civil parish of Tewkesbury.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Gloucestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO88903386
Latitude 52.00280° Longitude -2.16324°

Tewkesbury; The Mythe Tute has been described as a certain Timber Castle.

There are earthwork remains.


A motte and bailey, known as the Mythe Tute or Royal Hill, part of which has collapsed into the river Severn (Sanders and Webster).
The east and west sides have also been mutilated by digging. Traces of a very wide shallow ditch are visible around the east and north sides. There is no indication of any structure on the top of the motte of the bailey, only very uncertain and unsurveyable traces survive as a slight swelling, near and parallel to the road (F1 ANK 29-APR-66).
The Motte and Bailey is visible as slight earthworks on aerial photographs. The site is centred at SO 8892 3392 and extends over an area that measures circa 170m long by up to 85m wide. The slight earthworks comprise a scarp along the northern side, with a linear bank along part of each of the western and eastern sides.
The scarp extends between SO 8885 3399 and SO 8895 3397, and measures up to 8m wide. The westernmost linear bank is narrow and measures 44m long. It could be a reinforcing feature to prevent further collapse into the river immediately to its west. The easternmost linear bank measures up to 9.5m wide and 66m long. (PastScape)
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