Plympton siege work

Has been described as a Questionable Siege Work

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NamePlympton siege work
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityPlymouth; City of
1974 AuthorityDevon
Civil ParishPlymouth

Possible siege mound from attack on Plympton castle in 1136. Identified by Stewart Ainsworth during a survey of Plympton in 1998 for Time Team.

Gatehouse Comments

A speculative suggestion, as admitted by him, and most probably a garden prospect mound associated with Plympton House. The mound per se does not seem to be recorded in the online archaeological databases and Ainsworth's suggestion that this was a medieval siege mount is unlikely to be made in print or to be reported to the HER.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSX546558
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  • Time Team (Mike Aston et al), 1999, Jan 31 (1st broadcast), 'Plympton Devon' Time Team TV Programme (Time Team, a Videotext/Picture House production for Channel 4)