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Hopton Castle sitting on its motte
19-APR-2009 Ian Dalgliesh

Hopton Castle sitting on it's motte

Hopton Castle,Shropshire,England,UK view map

I feel this image shows very clearly the "sit" of a tower on a motte,after re-building in stone.Very often I'll look at a small motte and think that no way could it ever have supported a meaningful tower,but this image,quite demonstrably,illustrates how such was done.
see http://www.ecastles.co.uk/hopton.html
see http://www.castlewales.com/hopton.html
see http://www.castles99.ukprint.com/Essays/hopton.html
see http://www.channel4.com/programmes/time-team/articles/hopton-castle-by-stewart-ainsworth
see http://liberalengland.blogspot.com/2010/05/time-team-at-hopton-castle.html

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Brian Samuel05-May-2012 16:21
I like this a lot, the way it is perched (like you say the mound looks too small), the tree growing out the top ...
A real fixer-upper :0)
godro16-Apr-2012 00:17
Very nice work!!
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