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Hentland Chapel Tump

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO538242
Latitude 51.91492° Longitude -2.67248°

Hentland Chapel Tump has been described as a certain Timber Castle.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.


Chapel Tump has been much defaced and the contours altered by modern cottages and gardens. The enclosure was perhaps oval in plan with an area of about three quarters of an acre; there are traces of a bank along the NW and SE sides. The surrounding ditch remains on the SW side, where the outer scarp is rock-cut, and on the greater part of the NW side. The interior rises about 8 ft above the bottom of the ditch (RCHME). Shown as a small fortress, fortified manor-house or castle site abandoned by the 14th century (Rees). Isaac Taylor shows the symbols for 'Camp' and 'Old foundations or ruined Chapels & c. at Chapel Tump. (Taylor) A small motte and bailey situated upon a slight rise of ground. The motte was formerly about 26.0m in diameter but has been cut away on the south side. It still stands to 2.5m high on the N side. The bailey is about 50.0m square with the motte at the N corner. Surrounding the bailey was a ditch which is extant on the SW and part of the NW sides but of which elsewhere there are little more than traces. To the SW the ditch, partly cut through rock, is up to 16.0m in width and 1.5m deep. On the NW side it has been quarried for stone and is now being filled with rubbish. The site is occupied by cottages and their gardens. There is no local tradition of a chapel here. (Field Investigators Comments F1 ASP 28-JUL-72) (PastScape)
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