Heath and Reach, Craddocks Field

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameHeath and Reach, Craddocks Field
Alternative NamesCraddocks Camp
Historic CountryBedfordshire
Modern AuthorityBedfordshire
1974 AuthorityBedfordshire
Civil ParishHeath and Reach

Destroyed circular enclosure near 'Craddock's' field has been interpretted as a possible Iron Age enclosure, but Gurney suggests that this was the site of a Norman motte and a large castle yard, destroyed about 1820. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

The location is most like that of an Iron Age slope enclosure but not far from C12 church and Linslade DMV so could have been a manorial site but impossible to now say if this was a castle.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP919275
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  • Page, Wm (ed), 1908, VCH Bedfordshire Vol. 2 p. 8


  • Dyer, J.F., 1959, Bedfordshire Archaeology Vol. 2 p. 32-3
  • Gurvey, F.G., 1920, Bedfordshire Historic Records Society Vol. 5 p. 178