arleigh Hungerford Castle is located in Somerset and was built by Sir Thomas Hungerford after he bought the estate of Farleigh in 1370. The early castle consisted of a rectangular bailey wall with four circular towers at the corners and a double towered gatehouse protecting the entrance on the south side. In the centre was a building that divided the central courtyard into two smaller areas to the north and south of the castle. Thomas' son, Sir Walter Hungerford improved the castle's defences from around 1425.
Sir Thomas Hungerford began the construction of a castle at Farleigh. ¹
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Selection of references used:
1. James Forde-Johnston, Great Medieval Castles of Britain, 1979