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CASTLE SITE IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF HAWKSTONE FARM

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A flat topped mound, situated at Hawkstone Farm, Marchamley; probably a medieval motte attested by documentary evidence of 1223. The document calls it a "fortalice". It is not yet clear if the earthwork was purpose built as a siegework in 1223 or was an existing marcher motte adapted to this purpose in that time of renewed warfare between the Welsh, Marcher Lords and the English crown. The motte mound was adapted in the 18th century with the insertion of a brick built potato storehouse and pit.

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