Round Hill

Round Hill is a nationally protected monument that overlooks the confluence of the rivers Leven and Tees, dominating the approach to Yarm. The site is about
30m in diameter and the mound stands upto to 7.5m high. There are earthworks around the mound. The site is man made and it is generally interpreted as a Norman motte and bailey castle dating to the 12th century AD. This might have had a timber tower on top of the mound (motte) and a wooden palisade defining an area that also contained houses and stables (the bailey). It may have been constructed during the initial Norman occupation of the area or during the wars that took place in the middle of the 12th century.