King records as a possible castle a 'low squarish mound'. Consists of 3 main elements- a mound and ditch, a near rectangular enclosure with surrounding ditch and probably an external bank, the two being connected by a causeway formed by a pair of near parallel ditches. The first element appears to be iron age in date (see Essex SMR 4583). No dating evidence has been found for the enclosure or the causeway. Finds in excavations included: animal bone, calcined flint, charcoal, a small flint blade 4cm long, retouched along one edge. Isolated from settlement. Seems to be generally accepted as Iron age on very slight dating evidence, would be a very unusual form for a medieval castle but some form of 'hunting lodge' must remain an outside possibility.