Ivington Camp

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameIvington Camp
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishLeominster

Possible motte in Iron Age camp.

Discussion by Roger Stirling-Brown about the west apex part of the site as to whether there had been any building on this point. The remaining evidence does not give any proof of building but the position would have made a good watch or beacon point. The author also feels that the theory of Dr Stanford that the inner rampart is the bank of the early first iron Age camp, later enlarged to its present size needs some evidence to corroborate this. The author feels that it could equally be a later Dark Age or feudal build, or earlier re use of a rampart. (Herefordshire SMR ref. HAN 1993)

Gatehouse Comments

The failure to find medieval finds despite excavation must make the chance of medieval use of this site doubtful.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO483547
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  • Salter, Mike, 2002, Index and Amendments to Mike Salter's English Castles Books (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 3 (slight)
  • Hogg, A.H.A., 1979, British hillforts: an index (British Archaeological Reports British Series 62) p. 183
  • RCHME, 1934, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 3: north-west p. 131-3 no. 52 online transcription


  • Anon, 1993, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 60 p. 55