Newington Bagpath Castle Mound
ST 817-948 Gloucestershire England
Newington Bagpath Castle Mound is a medieval earthwork motte and bailey fortress, standing against the steep banks of the Little Avon River. The low flat-topped motte is composed of small stones and surrounded by a wide ditch which fades out on the escarpment. With no trace of a bailey, to the north the mound is damaged by quarrying and the ditch is partially infilled. There is a small rectangular building platform immediately to the north and the disused church of St Bartholomew's, could possibly stand in the bailey. Across Hay Bottom is Lasborough Castle and 4 miles east is Beverstone Castle.
Newington Bagpath Castle Mound is located above the village, off the A4135. 18 miles south of Gloucester, on the A46-A4135.
The site is visible from a public footpath, which runs past the castle from the disused church.
Car parking is by the side of the road.