Buckton Park Farm Mounds, Buckton

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameBuckton Park Farm Mounds, Buckton
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishBuckton and Coxall

Two mounds lie about 1km east of Leintwardine. The northern one is 74m by 57m and 3m high above a slight ditch which could be modern. The other is more irregular, about 65m by 39m, and also 3m high above a slight ditch. Bath are in marshy ground and their purpose is uncertain. It has been suggested that they could even be natural mounds. (Shoesmith)

Gatehouse Comments

SMR lists as previously considered possible round barrow now deschedualed as glacial fluvial. The supposed slight ditches are probably natural artifice. Nothing about the location is at all suggestive for a castle of any type. However, this is a fine example of the tendency in the Welsh marches to classify any mound as 'possible' motte regardless of any other consideration.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO394741
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p.83
  • Salter, Mike, 2000, Castles of Herefordshire and Worcestershire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 18
  • 1981, Herefordshire Countryside Treasures (Hereford and Worcester County Council) p. 2
  • RCHME, 1934, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 3: north-west p. 29 no. 4 online transcription


  • 1994, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 61 p. 7