Medieval earthworks, possible Welsh border castle. Possible stone keep, circular motte with bailey on the west side measuring 19 m diameter at its top and standing 6.7 m high from the bottom of the ditch. The bailey was almost square.
Traces of a curtain wall.
May be a Celtic name meaning ‘clear stream’.
1256 Sir John de Lingen was knighted by Edward I.
1461-1483 Sir John de Lingen was the Sheriff of Herefordshire.
20 C Inner rampart remains can be seen.