Littlehempston motte and bailey

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameLittlehempston motte and bailey
Alternative Names
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityDevon
1974 AuthorityDevon
Civil ParishLittlehempston

Motte and bailey castle approx.100m by 75m. Victorian map shows a probable surrounding park. (Bellchambers, J. 1992) (Devon Historic Environment Record)

Gatehouse Comments

Mr Bellchambers seems to be a local historian and not an archaeologist with castle experience and expertise so, with respect to him, this may be a fanciful report. The location, on a hillside over looking Littlehempston, is more that of a barrow, although Gatehouse suspects it may be a tree mount or natural. Should be investigated before being totally dismissed.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSX812631
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