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Mound South West of Walterstone

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO33822473
Latitude 51.91715° Longitude -2.96363°

Mound South West of Walterstone has been described as a Timber Castle but is rejected as such.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Mound 290 yds SW of Walterstone church, is roughly round, 21ft in diameter and 2 1/2ft high in the middle (RCHME). A ploughed-down mound situated on the top of a broad ridge at SO33832484, is turf-covered and measures 8.0m in diameter, and up to 0.3m high. The remains are too nebulous for a positive interpretation to be made (Field Investigators Comments F1 DRB 05-NOV-73). (PastScape)

Cottage & garden underlet to Barnabas Gwatkin. Old House meadow is field to W (Walterstone Tithe Award). (Herefordshire SMR)

The RCHM mention a mound, some 200m south-south-west of the motte, 6m in diameter and 07m high (SO337 247). It is probably a round barrow rather than a castle. (Shoesmith)

Nothing is shown on the 1882 OS map (either as mound or cottage) although two footpaths converge at the map reference. Whatever this mound is, and Gatehouse suspects it is the overgrown ruins of a cottage rather than a barrow, it is not a castle.
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