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TOWCESTER, BURY MOUNT

County Northamptonshire
Country England
Grid reference SP 6856 4915
Contractor Northamptonshire Archaeology
Submission year 2007
Volume number 52
Index number 203
Text Bury Mount is the site of a Norman motte-and-bailey (Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No 13623). As part of a programme for the consolidation, enhancement and public presentation of the site, South Northamptonshire Council commissioned J. Brown to carry out excavation. Two substantial pits sealed by buried soils began a sequence of deposits, which continued through the post-Roman period. New interventions comprised ditches that silted naturally during their period of use, being redefined on at least one occasion. They were deliberately backfilled in the late 11th century. Following this, a stone building was constructed on top of the soil accumulation. It was probably short-lived since a Norman motte was constructed soon after the Conquest, by mounding up a circular ring of embanked earth, which formed the base. The motte was raised using sandy clay and gravels excavated partly from an encircling defensive ditch and other material from further afield. It was tipped onto the ring of earth, raising its height and allowed to spread down into the centre to create a large cone. This was then capped. By the later medieval period the motte was probably disused and it is likely that it remained so until modified during the Civil War.
Keywords (post-conquest) castles
Norman features
References OASIS: northamp3-55377 [link to grey literature report]

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