Kempsey Banks: Village Banks

  • Kempsey, Worcestershire
  • OSGB – SO 848 491
  • Monument Number 115937


Prehistoric – Roman banks, possibly Iron Age promontory fort, boundary banks enclosing a church and 11 acres. Defended on the north east by a rampart.

Included a building, possibly a Bishop’s Palace.


1836                            In good condition.

1956                            January: Excavated by H.E. O’Neil, The Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments of the Ministry of Works.

1646                            2nd July: Raided in an attempt to capture Col. Betsworth.

1935                            Excavated by J.K. St. Joseph.

1954                            Excavated by G.A. Webster.

1993                            Evaluated by L. Fagan, Hereford and Worcester County Archaeological Service.

2006                            Aerial photograph.



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