Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TAYNTON PARVA CASTLE


TAYNTON PARVA CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The site is also known as Swan Tump. Only earthworks remain of Taynton Parva, a flat topped circular motte surrounded by a ditch measuring up to 7m wide with two baileys. The bailey east of the motte contains signs of at least three buildings and the one to the west is smaller but better protected.There is another moated site closeby.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Moated Site photo Andrew Tivenan Moated Site photo Andrew Tivenan Moated Site photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the B4216, 7 miles north west of Gloucester

 



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