More Castle visit, July 2018

Visit to More Castle on Saturday 14th July 2018

The tree-covered motte at More Castle

More Castle is one of many motte and bailey castles built in this area by the Normans following the Conquest in 1066. The Normans quickly formed a network of timber castles across this landscape, to assert their authority on the locals and to keep a watchful eye for Welsh raids from the west. On our short walk from Lydham to More and back we visited the earthwork remains of the castle.  We looked at St Peter’s Church, with it’s Roman mosaics and More family chapel, and made a quick tour around the village.

Our walk leader, Hugh Hannaford, showing us some LiDAR imagery of the earthworks at More
St Peter’s Church, More