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Not to be confused with TuMP.

Tump means a hillock, mound, barrow or tumulus. The Welsh words twmp and Twmpath may be related. Although some may appear similar to glacial drumlins, for the most part they are man-made, e.g. remains from mineral extraction, burial mounds (tumuli and especially bowl barrows) or motte-and-bailey castle mounds. The following geographical features in the UK are referred to using the word:

  • Almondsbury Tump: a slight prominence near the top of the scarp, in open space near the Swan, Almondsbury, South Gloucestershire
  • Barry's Hill Tump: a barrow in the civil parish of Leafield, Oxfordshire
  • Battle Tump: a castle motte, Scheduled Ancient Monument, Lower Common, Gilwern, Monmouthshire
  • Bettws Newydd tump: an early Norman motte-and-bailey tump in Monmouthshire
  • Bledisloe Tump: a castle in Awre, Gloucestershire
  • Brinklow Castle known locally as 'the Tump': a medieval castle in the village of Brinklow, Warwickshire
  • Caple Tump: an earthwork reputed to be the remains of a castle motte in King's Caple, Herefordshire
  • Castle Tump: an early 11th-century motte-and-bailey castle in Trecastle, Powys
  • Castle Tump, Caerwent: site of a Roman villa in Monmouthshire
  • Castle Tump, Dymock: a castle in Dymock, Gloucestershire
  • Castle Tump Motte (see Glasbury Castle), Glasbury, Powys
  • Castle Tump, Tenbury Wells: believed to be the remains of an early Norman motte-and-bailey castle near Burford, Shropshire and Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire
  • Congrove Field and The Tumps: north of Bath (Bath and North East Somerset), possibly the site of mining activities in the past
  • Crugyn Tump: castle mound/motte, Beguildy, Powys
  • East Tump and West Tump: small (ca. 50m and 100m long respectively) tidal islands off the respective coasts of the Island of Grassholm
  • Edmunds Tump: a hill near Grosmont in north-eastern Monmouthshire
  • Hetty Pegler's Tump: a Neolithic burial mound near the village of Uley, Gloucestershire
  • Knucklas Castle Mound: site of a castle near the battlefield of the Battle of Beguildy, Powys
  • Leigh Castle Tump: earthwork and buried remains of a medieval motte-and-bailey castle at Castle Green near Leigh, Worcestershire
  • Loxidge Tump cairn: round cairn on the Offa's Dyke Path, Hatterrall Ridge, with Llanthony to one side and Llanveynoe the other; there are several other cairns nearby in general vicinity of Llanvihangel Crucorney
  • Keynsham Humpy Tumps: site of open patches of grassland and bare rock, interspersed with blocks of scrub, alongside the Bristol to Bath railway line
  • Maes Tump: an Iron Age hillfort in Somerset
  • Monkey Tump: 12th-century motte castle in Tonteg, Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Nan Tow's Tump: a round barrow by the A46 near Oldbury-on-the-Hill, Gloucestershire
  • Newcourt Tump: earthwork remains of a small motte-and-bailey castle 1 milenorth of Bacton, Herefordshire
  • Newton Tump: remains of a motte-and-bailey castle 3 miles southeast of Clifford, Herefordshire
  • Robin Hood's Tump (see under 'Buildings and structures'): prehistoric burial ground near Alpraham, Cheshire
  • St Weonards Tump: immediately south of St Weonards churchyard, Herefordshire
  • Slwch Tump: an Iron Age hill fort close to Brecon, Powys
  • Stow Green Tump, also known as Castle Tump: remains of a castle near the village of St Briavels, Gloucestershire
  • Swanborough Tump: a hillock in the parish of Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire, identified as the moot-place mentioned in the will of King Alfred
  • Table Hill tump: in the Malvern Hills between North Hill and Sugarloaf Hill (Herefordshire–Worcestershire border)
  • Tappa's Tump or "Tæppa's mound": burial mound near Taplow, Buckinghamshire
  • "The Tump": ancient burial mound near Whittington, Worcestershire
  • Tump Farm, Wilcrick: a farm near Wilcrick Hill, which was a hillfort in former Monmouthshire
  • Tump Terret: mound marking the site of a small motte-and-bailey castle in Trellech, Monmouthshire
  • Turkey Tump: on the ridge immediately north-west of Llanwarne, Herefordshire
  • Wednesbury Tump (see 'Post-Medieval times'): Wednesbury, West Midlands
  • Windmill Tump: a Neolithic burial site west of the village of Rodmarton, Gloucestershire
  • Wormelow Tump: village in Herefordshire, location of the burial mound of King Arthur's son Amr
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