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Munsley Lower Court Motte

In the civil parish of Munsley.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO66174083
Latitude 52.06481° Longitude -2.49488°

Munsley Lower Court Motte has been described as a probable Timber Castle, and also as a probable Masonry Castle.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Mound, probably castle-mound, at Lower Court, rises c. 6ft above the approach on the NE. On the W side is a dry ditch and on the E a large marshy area, perhaps formerly flooded by a small stream which runs through it. To the SW of the mound is an L-shaped length of wet moat formerly enclosing an outer court (RCHME). The mound on which Lower Court stands appears to be a motte rising some 2.0m, on the east side, the dry ditch surrounding it has been filled in and a tennis court has been built on the north west. The marshy area to the east is now a pond. The remains of the moat are unchanged (Field Investigators Comments F1 DRB 18-APR-72). (PastScape)

Mound appears to be a Motte rising 2m, on the east side, the dry ditch surrounding it has been filled in and a tennis court has been built on the north west. A marshy area to the east is now a pond. (Herefordshire SMR)

The bailey was to the south-west of the mound where there is an L-shaped length of wet moat that foundations of a possible barbican. (Shoesmith)
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