Toot Hill Pirton
TL 147-316 Hertfordshire England
Toot Hill is a mid 12th century earthwork motte and baileys fortress, probably founded by Alan or Gerard de Limesi. The damaged oval motte supports a rampart and is partly encased by a wet ditch. The large ditched eastern bailey, contains the 12th century parish church of St Mary and to the south, encased by ditches, are two attached enclosures. These enclosures, along with the bailey are the remains of a Medieval fortified village, which may stand on Roman and Anglo-Saxon earthwork foundations. 3 miles north-west is Higham Gogion Castle and 6 miles south-east is Wymondley Castle.
Toot Hill is located in Pirton, off High Street. 9 miles north-east of Luton, on the A505-B655.
The site is freely accessible in daylight hours, check website for details.
Car parking is by the side of the road.