Turret Castle: Hellwood

  • Hell Wood, Herefordshire.
  • OSGB – SO 25890 53372.
  • Scheduled Monument.

 

Medieval motte and bailey castle with the motte measuring 50 m in diameter at its base, 22 m by 25 m in diameter at its oval shaped top and standing 7.2 m high. Had an irregular shaped bailey and an outer bailey.

The motte held a shell keep and the remains of a curtain wall can be traced. Foundations in the outer bailey may belong to a gatehouse.

Site covered in trees.

 

1090’s                         c: Built. Lands held by William Fitz Osbern.

1970                            Excavated.

1993-1994                   Aerial photograph.

 

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