Chesterton Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameChesterton Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHuntingdonshire
Modern AuthorityCambridgeshire
1974 AuthorityCambridgeshire
Civil ParishChesterton

Roman earthen barrow situated 380m north of Hill Farm on the crest of Chesterton Hill south of the remains of the Roman town Durobrivae. The mound is a substantial earthwork with a flat platform top. Its profile indicates a 0.6m top layer added for later reuse, possibly as a Medieval mill mound. The mound may also have been reused in various periods as a Roman signal station and a Medieval beacon. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Mound rejected by King as C18 viewpoint.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTL128946
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  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 225 (reject)
  • Dyer, James, 1973, Discovering regional archaeology: eastern England p. 37
  • RCHME, 1926, An inventory of the historical monuments in Huntingdonshire p. 55-6 no. 3 online transcription


  • English Heritage, 2001, Scheduling record: Roman barrow 380m north of Hill Farm