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Poundstock Castle

In the civil parish of Poundstock.
In the historic county of Cornwall.
Modern Authority of Cornwall.
1974 county of Cornwall.
Medieval County of Cornwall.

OS Map Grid Reference: SX19999941
Latitude 50.76644° Longitude -4.55433°

Poundstock Castle has been described as a certain Timber Castle.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Earthwork remains of a Motte and Bailey castle. A low motte with banks on the south and east rims to circa 6.5m wide, 0.7m high internally and external ditches to the south and east circa 4.5m wide and 0.6m deep. There is a central platform defined on the north and west by a curving scarp circa 6m wide and 1.6m high. internally 21m in diameter. A possible bailey is situated to the east. (PastScape)

A low motte with banks on S and E rims to c. 6.5m wide, c. 0.7m high internally and external ditches to S and E circa 4.5m wide, and 0.6m deep. Platform centre of motte which is defined to N an W by a curving scarp c. 6.0m wide c. 1.6m high. Internally c. 21.0m diameter. Located at angle of 2 streams and commanding Wanson Valley (Herring PC, 6-MAY-93, CAU Field Investigation). Presumably of Poundstock Manor, recorded in Domesday Book. Possible bailey to E, the only level ground where it could have been - lip at base of natural slope may partly define it (Fletcher MJ, Rees PG, Thomas SNH, Herring PC, 14-MAY-93, Field Visit). Field in which castle stands was called 'Castle' on 1840 Tithe Map (Poundstock Tithe Apportionment 1840, Field 1072 'Castle'). (PastScape)

Appears to have been discovered in May 1993 presumably as a result of the Historic Landscape Characterisation Programme pioneered by Peter Herring, Nick Johnson et al.
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