Lime Copse, Froxfield

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameLime Copse, Froxfield
Alternative Names
Historic CountryHampshire and the Isle of Wight
Modern AuthorityHampshire
1974 AuthorityHampshire
Civil ParishFroxfield

Research has suggested this may be the site of a motte and bailey castle. Fieldwork noted that Lime Copse appears to retain the look of a low motte with a 1.5m high platform still visible. Other earthworks point to this conclusion. The name Bailey Green indicates a possible bailey which is believed to have lain to the west of Lime Copse. The research does not claims to have conclusively discovered a motte and bailey. (Hampshire AHBR)

Gatehouse Comments

800m from parish church of Froxfield Privett, not the manorial centre. Some round barrows in area. The Bailey Green place-name is centred about 200m to the north of this site. The place-name is more probably a reference to the property of a bailiff rather than to a castle bailey (Note Basing Park place-name to NE). Seems most unlikely as a castle site.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU668271
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  • Autumn 2003, Hampshire Field Club newsletter Vol. 40 p. 11-14