Grid reference Centred SK 73495 68930 (160m by 149m)
Map sheet SK76NW
District Newark
Civil Parish Egmanton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

This artificial mound called Gaddick Hill is 460ft in circumference at the base and 198ft at the top with an escarpment of 50ft slope at its highest; but it has been mutilated by the local gathering upon it every Shrove Tuesday. The terrace on the SE of the summit may be the result of modern vandalism, but it is more likely an original feature, providing a landing place for the draw-ladder by which the keep was approached. In the construction of the farmhouse and yard, a large portion of the vallum and fosse of the bailey has been destroyed. The bailey was provided with an entrance in the middle of the arc, and from extant fragments it appears to have been of some strength. (1)
The motte is in quite good condition, but the bailey is poor, being much mutilated and at present subjected to considerable sheep and cattle tread. A probable entrance exists to the N but all detail to the SE has been obliterated, by the manor house and farm buildings. The suggestion of (1) that the configuration on top of the motte is original is probably correct. (2)
Stone foundations within the bailey were revealed by probing in 1950. (3)
No change. (4)
Motte 14m high with oval flat top 12m by 7m, E side has a terrace cut near the top. The surrounding ditch measures 2m deep by 8m wide. The bailey is enclosed by a low rampart and a ditch 8m wide by 1.5m deep. (5)
Morph: 167.4.1 motte, 167.4.2 motte, 167.4.3 bailey. (8)
Motte and earthworks. (9)

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

1 BW print, RAF CPE/UK2009/2203, SMR

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 306 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> Seaman BH, 1969, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1248.

<3> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<4> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<5> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<6> Samuels JR, 1986, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1231.

<7> Riley DN, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1194.

Other Refs: 847/11,26

<8> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

<9> RAF, 1947, Air photographs (Aerial photograph). SNT2001.

Other Refs: CPE/UK2009/2203

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 306.
  • <2> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1969. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <4> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1986. AM107.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: Riley DN. Air photos.
  • <8> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.
  • <9> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1947. Air photographs.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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