Mouse Castle

  • Cusop, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 24837 42453.
  • Scheduled Monument.

 

Medieval motte and bailey castle. Motte measures up to 20 m in diameter at the top, 50 m diameter at its base and standing 4 m – 4.8 m high, is surrounded by a ditch measuring 1 m – 3 m deep. Part of the counterscarp bank remains on the northern side. The outer rampart measures 10 m – 11.8 m wide and up to 3 m high which lies to the north and west. The entrance was on the south east.

Possibly on the site of a previous hill fort

Possibly built by Roger de Lacy.

 

20 C                            Foundations of a shell keep remain.

 

 

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