Badminston Plantation Mound

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameBadminston Plantation Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHampshire and the Isle of Wight
Modern AuthorityHampshire
1974 AuthorityHampshire
Civil ParishFawley

A large mound previously interpreted as either a barrow, a windmill mound or possibly the site of a Medieval adulterine castle. Survey work in 2008 confirmed it to be a windmill mound.

A circular flat topped ditched mound measuring 23m in diameter and 1.1m in height above the ditch. Traditionally this is known as a windmill mound. Survey work by Berkshire Archaeological Services has confirmed that the site is indeed a windmill mound. (Hampshire AHBR)

Of medieval date may be a mound, situated on Badminston Plantation (SU 46241 01343) (Site UID: 30180), which has been interpreted as a small adulterine castle mound, possibly constructed to control the crossing to the Isle of Wight. (Archaeology in Hampshire Annual Report 2008)

Gatehouse Comments

The manor was held by the Bishop's of Winchester and Henry of Blois was a noted builder of castles during King Stephen's reign. If it was a castle it may have been built here to control the crossing to the Isle of Wight (which was held by an ally of the Empress Maud.)

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU462013
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  • Berkshire Archaeological Services, 2008, A recording survey in the woodland on the Cadland Estate, Fawley
  • 2008, Archaeology in Hampshire Annual Report 2008 (Hampshire Field Club) p. 14 online copy