Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)
There are earthwork remains
Moat marked on OS map by Chitty.
A small oval shaped mound c6m in diameter and up to 1.8m high. There is a ditch on the N side and slight traces of one on the east side. Unclear as to whether or not this is an antiquity-It could be a landscaping feature. It is certainly not a moated site as suggested by Chitty. It is most closely akin to a motte in form and also in its defensive siting and proximity to the church (Watson Michael D. 1981-Mar-24)
Site of the Manor House of Longnor? (Barker 1959)
Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Medium score as one of 43 Motte castles.
A roughly circular earthen mound about 11m in diameter and standing to a height of 1.5m situated on a gentle north west facing slope occupying a slightly elevated position above the flood plain of the Cound Brook. The western part of the mound is degraded, there is modern disturbance to the eastern part, and from a depression in the top it would appear that the mound has been dug into at some time in the past. There is no visible indication of an encircling ditch. The mound lies within the deer park of Longnor Hall, a late 17th century mansion, and close to St Mary's Church, built in the late 13th century. The function of this mound is not certain. However, its size would suggest it is unlikely to have been constructed as a motte (Reid 1999).
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||SJ487003