Huntington Mound

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameHuntington Mound
Alternative NamesLower Hengoed
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishHuntington

Possible remains of a Motte. The motte has a base diameter of 42m north west to south east by 38m transversely and is 6m high on the east side, but rises 8.5m from the stream. The summit is 9m across from north east to south west by 16m north west to south east. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Rejected by Hogg & King and has had further doubt put on it by Shoesmith (2009) and Peter Halliwell. This is a natural mound, which may, or may not, have been used as a motte. It is isolated from settlement. It is positioned overlooking but not particularly controlling a crossing of the River Arrow.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO247515
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 171
  • Salter, Mike, 2000, Castles of Herefordshire and Worcestershire (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 40
  • Stirling-Brown, R., 1989, Herefordshire Castles (privately published) p. 8
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 214 (reject)
  • 1981, Herefordshire Countryside Treasures (Hereford and Worcester County Council) p. 18
  • RCHME, 1934, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 3: north-west p. 77 No. 16 online transcription
  • Gould, I. Chalkley, 1908, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Herefordshire Vol. 1 p. 227


  • Lowe, Ros, Archaeological Research Section Woolhope NFC, 2000, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 71 p. 25
  • 1999, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 70 p. 49 (plan)
  • Lowe, Ros, Archaeological Research Section Woolhope NFC, 1998, Herefordshire Archaeological News Vol. 69 p. 15
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1970, 'Castles in Wales and the Marches (Additions and corrections to lists published in 1963 and 1967)' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 119 p. 119-124
  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124 (possible)