‘…We didn’t go to High Bradfield to look for a mound we went to High Bradfield for the church there but we found a mound anyway.
It was hidden behind the church and was purporting to be a disused Motte-and-Bailey.
It was also overgrown with curly trees not unlike those we were surrounded by when looking for the Chat-Stone, now lost…for the moment at least.
I am doing the mound itself something of a disservice here because it is not actually purporting to be anything other than what it is, how could it do otherwise, but the ‘authorities’ for want of a better word are now passing it off as a disused Motte-and-Bailey and have been, perhaps, for some considerable time.
Now, far be it from me to cast aspersions upon the dictates of authority and as there have been excavations at the site which did indeed uncover large blocks of dressed stone there can be little doubt that at some point this ‘man-made conical mound’ did serve the populace, or at least the people who governed the populace, in a defensive capacity.
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