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MOTE HILLS

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Medieval motte and bailey castle, surviving as an earthwork, built on the site of an Anglian Moot. The Motte is 15m high and 80m in diameter. The bailey measures 72m E-W by 48m N-S. The castle was probably built by Robert de Umfraville in the 11th century AD and was probably the predecessor of the family seat at Harbottle. Scheduled. A Roman inscribed stone was found in the Motte, possibly from the site of Bremenium (Rochester).

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