Motte and bailey castle on Haw Hill - Morpeth - List Entry

  • Description

    "The monument includes the remains of a medieval motte castle, with an associated bailey or outer enclosure. The castle is situated on a natural hill defending the crossing of the River Wansbeck and overlooking the town of Morpeth which both lie to the north. The motte and bailey were created by the artificial scarping of the north east end of a narrow ridge. The motte is sub- oval in shape with steep vertical sides to the north, east and west; the southern side is separated from the bailey or outer enclosure by a steep sided ditch, up to 3.5m deep...."
  • Owner

    Historic England
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
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