England - West Midlands - Shropshire - Winsbury Castle Mound

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Rescue excavations in 1961 revealed the plan of a Motte. The earliest Medieval pottery was C13 suggesting that this is one of the mottes refortified in 1224 by order of Henry III. The motte was 80ft in diameter and 12 to 15ft above the original ground level and was surrounded by a ditch 13ft deep.The discovery beneath the motte of a ditch containing mortarium, a flagon rim and a spindle whorl suggest the possible presence of a Romano British settlement nearby. The motte has now been completely destroyed and site occupied by Dutch barn.