Truemans Hill, Hawarden

Has been described as a Possible Timber Castle (Motte)

There are earthwork remains

NameTruemans Hill, Hawarden
Alternative Names
Historic CountryFlintshire
Modern AuthorityFlintshire
1974 AuthorityClwyd
CommunityHawarden

Truemans Hill Motte is a circular mound, c.32-33m in diameter and 3.4-7.1m high. It is thought to have been ditched. (Coflein)

A grossly mutilated motte with doubtful traces of a bailey on the north-east side. The motte has a flat top 12m in diameter. Partially excavated in 1820 by Rev Stanley: nothing found. Considered to have no traces of a bailey by Spurgeon (Manley, J, Grenter, S & Gale, F, 1991, pp171). (Clwyd Powys Archaeological Trust HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Overgrown and damaged.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

Not Listed

The National Monument Record (Coflein) number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ312659
Latitude53.1863288879395
Longitude-3.03029990196228
Eastings331260
Northings365970
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Books

  • Morgan, Gerald, 2008, Castles in Wales: A Handbook (Talybont: Y Lolfa Cyf.) p. 238 (listed)
  • Salter, Mike, 1997, The Castles of North Wales (Malvern) p. 71 (slight)
  • Burnham, H., 1995, A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Clwyd and Powys (Cadw, London)
  • Manley, J., Grenter, S. and Gale, F., 1991, The Archaeology of Clwyd p. 171
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 153
  • RCAHMW, 1912, An inventory of the Ancient Monuments of Flintshire (HMSO) p. 34-5 no. 106 online copyLewis, Samual, 1849, A Topographical Dictionary of Wales [online copy > http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=47832#s13] (as ancient British encampment)
  • Willett, R., 1822, A Memoir of Hawarden (Chester)

Journals

  • Hogg, A.H.A. and King, D.J.C., 1963, 'Early castles in Wales and the Marches: a preliminary list' Archaeologia Cambrensis Vol. 112 p. 77-124
  • Renn, D.F., 1959, 'Mottes: a classification' Antiquity Vol. 33 p. 106-12

Other

  • Stanley, E., 1820, Bell Jones Collections