Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

GRO TUMP MOTTE


GRO TUMP MOTTE
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

The steep sided motte , 30 feet in height, remains protected by a dry ditch on the bank of the River Severn. It is surrounded by a banked enclosure. It was probably built by Roger de Montgomery in the 1080s to protect the important route alongside the Severn. The site was damaged by the construction of a racecourse in the 19th century and later by landscaping for a golf course.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off A483, one mile east of Newtown
St Giles Golf Club, Pool Rd, Newtown, Powys SY16 3AJ

 



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