ANCIENT DEFENSIVE EARTHWORKS Warwick, has persistently identified this moated mount with the fortress recorded in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle to have been built upon the spot by Ethelfleda, the Lady of the Mercians, in the year 913.' Such tradi- tion was noted in the Chronicle called by the name of Matthew of West- minster as early as the fourteenth century. On the other hand, the %/jJiyillUttMUMIIIIIIItee, Section, after Burgess TANWORTH SCALE OF FEET IOO ZOO 300 whole of the present mount and court fort may have been the later work of one of the Norman custodians of the ' castle' of Tamworth. Careful excavation is required to settle the question. TANWORTH (8 miles south of Birmingham). At Cheswick Green, 1 Jngl.-Sax. Chron. (Rolls Ser.), i. 186, 187. 399
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