Scrape Cottage Mound

Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameScrape Cottage Mound
Alternative Names
Historic CountryFlintshire
Modern AuthorityWrexham
1974 AuthorityClwyd
CommunityHanmer

Mound on left side of road from Hanmer to Bettisfield, N of Scrape Wood, W of pheasantries. 175ft x 140ft x 20ft (RCAHMW 1912, 108-9). Very large mound, partly cut by road. Top is flat. Even if artificial, it may be safely stated that it is not a tumulus (Davies 1949, 180). Part of a natural ridge running NW-SE which has been cut by the road, giving the impression of a separate mound. Mound slopes gently to NE and S, but more steeply to NW side where cut by the road. Ridge continues on the n side of the road, forming the west side of a dry N-S valley (CPAT 1999). Considered a possible motte by Spurgeon (Manley, J, Grenter, S & Gale, F, 1991, pp171). (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER as unknown non-antiquity)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ440388
Latitude52.9438591003418
Longitude-2.83432006835938
Eastings344070
Northings338880
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Books

  • Manley, J., Grenter, S. and Gale, F., 1991, The Archaeology of Clwyd p. 171
  • Davies, E., 1949, Prehistoric and Roman Remains of Flint (Cardiff)
  • RCAHMW, 1912, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Flintshire (HMSO) p. 108-9 no. 327 online copy