Cradley Rough Hill Wood Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameCradley Rough Hill Wood Mound
Alternative NamesRough Hill Wood
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishCradley

Mound, near E side of road, nearly 1.5 mile NE of church. A roughly circular natural knoll, approached by a causeway on the NE, appears to have been artificially heightened. (RCHME) The knoll, although somewhat disturbed around its crest, is prob entirely natural. The holloway (not causeway) to NE is disused trackway to Hill Farm. (Herefordshire SMR 3813)

Mrs Clearwater 26.9.90 reported a mound in this field. Number of finds reported by the owners. One for identification was a copper alloy beaker badly crushed, possibly silvered. Looked hand made, but of late date from fabric. Mound possibly house site - HAW. (Herefordshire SMR 10132 at SO7548)

Gatehouse Comments

Site marked as old quarries on 1890 map.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO756481
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 95
  • RCHME, 1932, An inventory of the historical monuments in Herefordshire Vol. 2: east p. 64 no. 46 online transcription