Orcop Castle: Moat Farm

  • Orcop, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 47289 26583.
  • Scheduled Monument.
  • Monument Number 107623.

 

Medieval motte and bailey castle. Motte measuring 67.5 m in diameter and standing 6.5 m above the surrounding wet moat, and the kidney shaped bailey was surrounded by a shallow ditch with the entrance on the north side.

Traces of masonry on the motte, possibly a shell keep.

 

11-12 C                       Built.

1972                            Field Investigation.

20 C                            The ditch of the bailey has been built upon.

 

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