Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte), and also as a Possible Fortified Manor House
There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains
|Alternative Names||Bynweston; Bing Weston
|Civil Parish||Worthen With Shelve
An earthwork completely obscured by a large black and white house, which can be seen to stand on some kind of artificial terrace about 8' high on the downhill (SE) side. "There was formerly a wet moat from the adjoining brook. The original earthwork would seem to have been relatively large as the house is 100ft. long and there is a fragment of bank behind the farm-buildings at its rear, perhaps 200ft. away; but these indications are distinctly uncertain, and we can only say that there are very definite indications of some kind of castle mound" (King and Spurgeon 1965).
"Mount and Fosse" at Binweston. The former is 15ft. high and the latter 2 to 3 ft. deep. The summit is occupied by an old farmhouse (VCH 1908 p. 389).
"At Binweston is a triangular moat formed against a bend in a stream" (VCH 1908 p. 405).
Only fragmentary portions of the moat remain and there is little evidence to suggest that a castle mound ever stood here. The farmhouse within the remains of the wood appears to be of 16th. C. origin but has many alterations and additions (F1 MHB 09-MAR-71).
Possible Medieval moated site (MSRGR 1980). (PastScape)
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||SJ301041