Landscapes of Lordship: Laughton-en-le-Morthen

Sum awarded: £1,520

Laughton-en-le-Morthen is a well preserved motte-and-bailey castle, with a 9m tall mound next to a kidney-shaped enclosure. As the site is not mentioned in medieval documents, archaeology offers the best way to learn about the castle. Dr Duncan Wright and Pighill Archaeological Illustration will be collaborating to create to 3D reconstructions of Laughton-en-le-Morthen. The first will show the Anglo-Saxon manorial complex, and the second will depict the motte-and-bailey castle and how it transformed the landscape.

The reconstruction will draw on evidence gathered from two previous projects funded by the Trust. In 2018, photographic and geophysical surveys were carried out at the castle, followed by excavation the following year.

Image 1: Mike Nield

Laughton report 2018 (11.8MB PDF)

Laughton report 2019 (7.5MB PDF)