Monument details

HER Number:898
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Castle Cob Motte

Summary

The Motte (an artificial hill constructed to hold a castle) at Castle Cob was originally thought to be a prehistoric burial mound. It has steep sides and a flat top but no trace of a ditch or bailey (enclosed settlement at the foot of a motte) It is 23 metres in diameter and 2.8 metres high. It is covered in trees with rough grass and ferns. It is a Scheduled Monument. This type of fortified Castle was introduced into Britain by the Normans. Is one of several castles in Cheshire that were constructed in the medieval period to defend the rich agricultural resources of Cheshire from raids.


Parish:MANLEY, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOTTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOUND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 22595: Castle Cob Motte



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