Castletump near Dymock, Gloucestershire

Castletump near Dymock, Gloucestershire
Photograph taken August 1958 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: HAW 9389/47

Situated 3 km north of Newent in north Gloucestershire, the hamlet of Castletump takes its name from the substantial Norman earthwork on the north-eastern edge of the settlement. Many mottes such as these survive due to their method of construction. Stone and timber were frequently incorporated in the earthen mounds to provide stability and drainage.

Location

Gloucestershire Castletump

Period

1950s (1950 - 1959)

Tags

aerial view village norman medieval motte mound earthwork 1950s (1950 - 1959)