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Moat Hill (Wark)

Moat Hill is all that remains of what may have been a motte and bailey castle of early 12th century date. It was built on a flat-topped, natural hill. The motte stood in the north-west corner. Modern farm buildings now occupy the site. Although one building has a date stone of `1676' over the door, most were built after 1800.

Reference number:N7746
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Medieval (1066 to 1540)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Towers and Bastles in Northumberland 1995; P RYDER
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Mote Hill Farm, Wark on Tyne 2003
TRIAL TRENCH, Mote Hill Farm 2003; Alan Williams Archaeology
WATCHING BRIEF, Mote Hill Farm, Wark-on-Tyne, Northumberland. Archaeological Monitoring and Building Recording during Residential Developments 2003-2005 2005; Alan Williams Archaeology

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Source of Reference
Local History of Wark


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