Oldfields Mound

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameOldfields Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryShropshire
Modern AuthorityShropshire
1974 AuthorityShropshire
Civil ParishMoreton Say

ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2600 BC to 700 BC)

MOTTE? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)

Scheduled Monument: An unusual survival of a Bronze Age burial mound in an arable landscape (where barrows seldom survive centuries of ploughing)

Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 43 Motte castles. No descriptive text (Horton Wendy B. 1990/1991)

Scheduled as a round barrow in 2001. Scheduling description: ->

-> The monument includes the earthwork and buried remains of a Bronze Age round barrow situated on a gradual south facing slope in an area of gently undulating land. The barrow mound is constructed of earth and is roughly circular, measuring approximately 18m in diameter at its base. It has a flat top, measuring 7m by 9m, which may be the result of later modification. In relation to the sloping ground on which it stands, its height increases from 1.6m to 2m. Although no longer visible at ground level, a ditch from which material was quarried during the construction of the barrow surrounds the mound. This has become infilled over the years but will survive as a buried feature, approximately 3m wide. Immediately to the south of the mound is a crescent-shaped pit, of probable modern date, which cuts the base of the mound and part of the surrounding ditch. (Shropshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Although assessed as a possible motte clearly a barrow.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ627360
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  • English Heritage, 2001, Scheduling Papers (New Scheduling, 09/03/2001)