The Excavation of a Motte at Abinger in Surrey

  title={The Excavation of a Motte at Abinger in Surrey},
  author={Brian Hope-Taylor},
  journal={The Archaeological Journal},
One of the few certain facts concerning mottes is that we know very little about them—a remarkable and hardly a creditable state of affairs in a major department of British archaeology. The motte at Abinger has not been so grudging with its answers as those few others of its family previously interrogated by excavation. But our knowledge is still sadly inadequate ; in fact, for every question answered two more have been posed. Sufficient data are not yet available for a survey of mottes in… 

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