Aston Ingham

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameAston Ingham
Alternative NamesNewhouse Farm
Historic CountryHerefordshire
Modern AuthorityHerefordshire
1974 AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Civil ParishAston Ingham

The earthwork remains of a platform with a flattened top were noted to the north of New House Farm at SO 6851 2291. This is thought possibly to be the remains of a Medieval motte. It measures c.20m across and is constructed on an west facing slope. On the lower ground (under orchards at the time of photography) to the west the earthworks of two large raised platforms with associated ditches were seen centred at SO 6846 2292. It is possible that these earthworks are associated with the mound to the east. These features were mapped at 1:10,000 scale from aerial photographs as part of the English Heritage: Gloucestershire NMP project. Unusual location for a motte. However, the online Hertfordshire SMR shows a record for a brickworks recorded on the 1840 Tithe map at SO68522293. Possible confusion of interpretation based on an aerial photo. (PastScape)

Small round mound attached to one corner of small squarish enclosure incorner of field. R & F in rest of field. Association of features unclear. (Herefordshire HER at SO68832233)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSO685229
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  • Shoesmith, Ron, 2009 (Rev edn.), Castles and Moated Sites of Herefordshire (Logaston Press) p. 53