Lower Castleton Moat, Ocle Pychard

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameLower Castleton Moat, Ocle Pychard
Alternative NamesCastleton Farm
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishOcle Pychard

A low mound with a possible bailey underneath farm and other associated earthworks have been tentatively identified as a possible castle site. Aerial photographs indicate possible field systems stretching to the east. (Shoesmith)

Gatehouse Comments

Appears to be described as a moat in the SMR. Castleton is a deserted medieval village, possible a failed proto-borough associated with 'castle' which may also have failed and ended up as homestead moat.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO592455
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 230
  • Stirling-Brown, R., 1989, Herefordshire Castles (privately published) p. 14