Loggerheads Auctioneers Mound

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameLoggerheads Auctioneers Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishLoggerheads

An earthwork mound surviving under rough grassland, which is scheduled as a round barrow. It is considered that this may not actually be a barrow, but possibly be the remains of a motte. It is known locally as the Auctioneers Mound and a service is held on the mound once a year on Plough Sunday. (Staffs HER)

Bowl barrow surviving as an earthen mound 1.8m high and 20m in diameter; it is 9m in diameter across its flattened top. A ditch, approximately 3m wide, originally surrounded the mound but this is now infilled. (EH Scheduling Report)

Gatehouse Comments

Immediately NE of churchyard in a location typical of many small mottes although churches were also deliberately sited next to pagan sacred sites. It is, of course, possible it was a barrow reused as a motte, but if a motte then must have been a purely symbolic marker of knightly tenurial status.

- 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 ReferenceSJ763365
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  • Gunstone, A.J.H., 1965, 'An Archaeological Gazetteer of Staffordshire: Part 2' North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 5 p. 32
  • Beckett, J.H., 1923-4, Transactions of the North Staffordshire Field Club Vol. 58 p. 123


  • Scheduling record: English Heritage. Ongoing. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents and Scheduled Monument Consents. A.M. 107 (C.A.Snowdon, 1982)