Castle Toll is located in the civil parish of
The earthworks of a 9th century burh and a mid 13th century fort lie on a tongue
of land projecting into the low marsh land between the river Rother and its tributary the Hexden
Castle Toll Map&Location
Aproximate geographical coordinates: 51.0254, 0.645486.
Maytham Rd, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4, UK
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Castle Toll - Remains of motte
It consists of a ditch and rampart, now greatly
reduced by agriculture, excavations and rabbit burrowing.
The earthwork has every appearance of being Saxon
or Danish in origin with the exception of the north-east corner where there appears to be a Norman
"mount and bailey" fortification known as Castle
The motte and bailey is in fair condition whereas
the 'earlier' work has been extensively reduced by cultivation.
The defences appear to have been abandoned
unfinished: this supports an identification of the site with a half-finished 'work' mentioned in
the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in 892 attacked by the Danes known as Eorpeburnan.