Shobdon Mound: Shobdon Castle Mound: Scepedune: Castle Mound

Shobdon Castle Mound


  • Shobden, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 39949 62836
  • Scheduled Monument.


Possible Medieval motte and bailey castle. Mound measuring 46 m in diameter and standing between 3 m – 3.6 m high, surrounded by a ditch which is now filled in. There are traces of an outer bank and a causeway.


1086                            Before: Lands belonged to Queen Edith.

1086                            Lands belonged to Ralph de Mortimer.

1100-1132                   c: Built.

1908                            The mound is recorded as standing at 16 ft high.

1933                            The ditch was mostly filled in.

1934                            Mound recorded as standing at 10-12 ft high.

1988                            Excavated.

1992                            Field Investigation.


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