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BLEDISLOE TUMP

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Excavations in 1964 discovered an 11th to 12th century timber structure, possibly a watchtower. Subsequently a mound 60 feet in diameter and 7 feet in height was constructed, possibly an unfinished motte, although there is no documentary evidence for one. In the 14th century a domestic building of Bledisloe Manor was built on the mound, which was used as a smithy until the 17th century. The mound has now been destroyed but is visible on aerial photographs taken in 1946.

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