FitzHarris, Abingdon

Has been described as a Certain Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameFitzHarris, Abingdon
Alternative NamesFitzHarrys
Historic CountryBerkshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishAbingdon

An early Norman moated mound, c. 10ft. high, lies about 80 yards N.E. of Fitz Harry's House on the northern outskirts of Abingdon. The tongue of land immediately east of the mound, is also surrounded by water, including the feed-stream of the moat, and may have served as a rudimentary bailey. It is probably that the mound was built about 1071-84 (PastScape–ref. Preston)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU496975
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  • Preston, A.E., 1934, 'A moated mound at Abingdon, Berks' Antiquaries Journal Vol. 14 p. 417-21 (Plan–reprinted 1934, Berkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 38 p. 167-70 download copy >])


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