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Eardisland Monks Court Mound

In the civil parish of Eardisland.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO41935880
Latitude 52.22433° Longitude -2.85167°

Eardisland Monks Court Mound has been described as a probable Timber Castle, and also as a Siege Work although is doubtful that it was such, and also as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


The earthwork remains of a possible motte at Monk's Court. The site lies north of the River Arrow, approximately 0.3 kilometres north west of a more substantial motte and bailey (Eardisland Castle). The smaller mound is roughly circular, measuring 28 metres at the base and standing 1.5 metres high. Traces of a ditch survive on the northern side. This may be the site of a castle or an unusual form of moated manor. (PastScape)

Circular mound - flat-topped, c. 1.5m high. Depression in top, off-centre. Near river and centre of old village. "Monks Court" indicative of former possession by a monastic house (Wigmore Abbey?); cf Nun House Farm 250m NW (a possession of Limebrook Priory). The raised mound may by an unusual form of moated manor, designed to raise the buildings above the flood plain of the River Arrow. It may instead have been a motte, but there is another close by to the south-east... In either case there may be associated features within the property boundary. (Herefordshire SMR)

Suggested a siege work by Renn, mainly on grounds of proximity to Eardisland Castle.
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