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KINGS HILL

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Medieval motte and bailey, part of which is still visible as earthworks, although some areas have been completely ploughed out. The motte is circular in plan 60m in diameter and 2m high and surounded by a ditch 2m deep. The bailey to the south was also moated. It measures 60m north south by 70m east west. The site is believed to be associated with a manorial estate established during the 11th and 12th centuries, in the early 17th century this passed to James I and the site became known as Kings Hill. Scheduled.

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