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Eastham Bridge mound

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO659690
Latitude 52.31773° Longitude -2.50064°

Eastham Bridge mound has been described as a probable Timber Castle.

There are uncertain remains.


Possible Medieval moated site or motte at Eastham Bridge. (PastScape)

Near Eastham Bridge, in a meadow called Castle Tump Meadow, is a round moated mound. (VCH)

1966: Very eroded, almost disappeared. Diameter of mound c150', width of ditch c36-40'. (Worcestershire and Worcester City HER ref. Personal Comment: J Roberts. 1966)

A slight round crop mark is visible at SO659690 on the bing air photo, but not in the google map photo, taken with a more developed crop in the field. The location, not too distant from the village and bridge and in a bend of the river is not unknown for either castle or barrow sites and flooding, silting and ploughing will explain its relatively recent loss. It could also be an animal flood stand with the 'ditch' merely being the quarry for the mound. If this was a castle site it was probably quickly abandoned for the site at Court Farm, because of the flooding risk and expense of re-digging ditches each spring after winter flooding.
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