How Caple Mound

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameHow Caple Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishHow Caple

Mound just to the south east of the church may possibly be a motte. Some masonry has been found in the area. (Herefordshire SMR)

Gatehouse Comments

Site marked as quarry on 1st edn OS map, other quarries in area. Site next to Church and C17 How Caple Court is consistent with a precursor castle. However the earthworks are slight suggesting if this was the site of a timber castle it was not a large.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO612305
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 167
  • Salter, Mike, 2000, Castles of Herefordshire and Worcestershire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 40


  • 1995, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 64 p. 7