Berrowhill Farm mound, Feckenham

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are no visible remains

NameBerrowhill Farm mound, Feckenham
Alternative NamesRedditch
Historic CountryWorcestershire
Modern AuthorityWorcestershire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishFeckenham

A possible motte and bailey noted by M. Aston in 1982 to the east of Berrowhill Farm at SP 00650 62610. In 1992 Della Hooke of Birmingham University noted that the field in which the feature is located was known as "Castle Field" in the 19th century. She was of the opinion that it was probably a natural hill, commenting that although no geological survey had been made, the feature was topped with blue lias which gave the feature the appearance of a motte or barrow, and this phenomenon was known from sites in west Warwickshire. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Isolated, no real suggestion of ditches or bailey enclosure. One of a number of isolated round natural hills in Worcestershire (and elsewhere) with barrow and/or castle place names most probably derived from topographical features alone.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSP006626
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