Monument record M1822 - Motte and bailey castle, Cuttle Hill, East Bridgford




Grid reference Centred SK 68614 43437 (371m by 217m)
Map sheet SK64SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish East Bridgford, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Earthworks with the appearence of a motte and bailey lie to the N of Bridgeford Street, East Bridgford, near the ferry. (1)
A flat topped mound surrounded by a ditch is visible at SK 68644339. Nothing resembling a bailey can be seen. (2)
At the base and NW of Castle Hill is a mound on a steep escarpment overlooking the Trent and Gunthorpe Bridge. To the SE of the mound, with a ridge joining it, is a bailey 50yds NW and SE and 25yds wide. The motte is 10ft above the level of the bailey. The ground falls away and forms a ditch all round the bailey. (3)
A natural promontory on the Trent escarpment, accentuated by an old field road. Now ploughed over. No earthworks were noted adjacent to the former ferry. (5)
Motte and bailey castle 500yds NW of the church. (6)
Much of the site is overgrown and it is difficult to accurately define features. Southern part of the outer bailey ditch has been ploughed away although still visible. The motte is completely overgrown and a wheat field at the northern end obliterates any ditch. Another ditch appears to come in at the NW corner but is too overgrown to see clearly. (7)
See L 1964 - hollow way.

<1> VCH, 1910, Notts, p 17 (Published document). SNT1384.

<2> RAF, 1950, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1164.

Other Refs: 541/516 3123-4

<3> DOE, 1950, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT621.

<4> Thoroton Society, 1955, TTS, pp 98-9 (Published document). SNT369.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT583.

<6> DOE (IAM), 1978, Anc Mons Eng, vol 3, p 77 (Published document). SNT640.

<7> Samuels JR, 1985, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1230.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1910. Notts. 2. p 17.
  • <2> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1950. Air photos.
  • <3> Unpublished document: DOE. 1950. AM7.
  • <4> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1955. TTS. 59. pp 98-9.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <6> Published document: DOE (IAM). 1978. Anc Mons Eng. vol 3, p 77.
  • <7> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1985. AM107.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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