Saxon's Low, Tittensor Common

Has been described as a Rejected Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameSaxon's Low, Tittensor Common
Alternative NamesHangman's Low; Saxons' Lowe
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishStone Rural

A large scheduled mound previously interpreted as either a barrow or a motte but now considered to be a natural feature. (Staffs HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The source for the suggestion this was a motte is not given. Gatehouse suspects there may be confusion between this mound (called Saxon's Low) and a mound in the nearby Bury Bank hillfort suggested as a Saxon period burial mound and as a 'proto-motte'.

- 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 ReferenceSJ874366
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  • Lynam, Charles, 1908, 'Ancient Earthworks' in Page, Wm. (ed), VCH Staffordshire Vol. 1 p. 376-7 (plan as brial mound) online copy
  • Clinch, G., 1908, in 'Early Man' Page, Wm. (ed), VCH Staffordshire Vol. 1 p. 181 online copy


  • Gunstone, A.J.H., 1965, 'An Archaeological Gazetteer of Staffordshire: Part 2' North Staffordshire Journal of Field Studies Vol. 5 p. 48 Swynnerton no.6


  • MS Hist of Tittensor (Late 19th century unpag) (Deaville) (William Salt Library Staffordshire)