lso known as Great Easton Castle. Possible remains of a motte and bailey castle.


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CountyEssex (7 castles)
DirectionsIn the village of Great Easton about three miles to the north of Great Dunmow on the B184
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
RemainsJust the motte remains
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gremont Castle was built by William de Meschines in around 1130. Built on the remains of previous fortifications, it stands on a mound to the north of the River Ehen in the Lake District. Although the ditches are well preserved only parts of the walls and the gatehouse can be seen. A large section of wall belonging to the Great Hall can also be viewed. The castle was abandoned and the stones robbed to provide materials for local houses.


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CountyCumbria (6 castles)
DirectionsIn Edgemont near the river. Egremont is on the A595 about eight miles to the south-south-east of Whitehaven
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
RemainsSmall amount survives
Access to siteUnknown - Please check before visiting
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emains of a motte and bailey castle. Today the top of the motte has a bowling green on it.


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CountyShropshire (13 castles)
DirectionsOn the east side of the town of Ellesmere overlooking the body of water known as the Mere
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
RemainsEarthworks only
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emains of an earthwork castle on top of a hill.


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CountyWorcestershire (6 castles)
DirectionsThe village of Elmley Castle is five or six miles to the south-west of Evesham. The castle is on the hill to the south west of the village
Categories
Earthwork castle
RemainsEarthworks only
Access to siteUnknown - Please check before visiting
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emains of a motte and bailey castle dating back to around 1080 and was built by Robert de Umfraville alongside a stream. The castle was abandoned and never fortified in stone or remodelled so the original layout of the motte and bailey can still be seen.


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CountyNorthumberland (15 castles)
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
OwnershipBaronial castle
RemainsEarthworks only
Access to siteAt any reasonable time
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lstow Abbey was founded in around 1075 by Judith, the niece of William the Conqueror. The construction of the abbey began at this time. The Abbey followed the Benedictine rule and was populated by nuns. Sections of the buildings remain to this date and are used as a church. All that remains are a nave with three Norman bays and two later Early English bays. The vestry was built at the same time as the later bays and has a vaulted ceiling. A free-standing bell tower is located nearby and is Norman and Perpedicular in style. The rest of the structure was destroyed after the Dissolution.


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his castle is hidden in trees near Hawarden in North Wales. You need to park on the road and cross a field to find it. Parts of the castle were constructed in stone during the 13th century by the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd. A lot of remnants of the buildings can still be seen including two towers and curtain walls.


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CountyFlintshire (4 castles)
DirectionsForms part of Wepre Park country park. south of Connah's Quay
CategoriesMotte & Bailey / Stone
RemainsNot complete but much survives
Access to siteAt any reasonable time
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emains of a motte and bailey castle.


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CountyHerefordshire (7 castles)
DirectionsEwyas Harold is a village about thirteen miles to the south-west of Hereford. The castle is at the north-west end of the village. Possible public right of way passes the site.
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
RemainsJust the motte remains
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mportant Norman castle. Also known as Rougemont Castle because of the colour of the stone work. Parts of the Norman gatehouse can still be seen.


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CountyDevon (10 castles)
DirectionsTo the north of the Cathedral in the heart of the city of Exeter
CategoriesStone
RemainsSmall amount survives
Access to siteOnly open at certain times
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1068 Feb  Exeter falls to William
 Although William had defeated Harold at Hastings, Harold's mother Gytha and her forces still had not submitted to William's rule. They refused to pay the taxes that William demanded and held out at Exeter until their defences were broken. William had to take heavy casualties in the confrontation. William was still collecting the land tax known as Danegeld. After the city fell, William had a castle constructed to keep control of the population there.[1]

Episode: Norman Conquest  
riginally a motte and bailey castle built by the Norman William de Malet. The motte can still be seen with some remains of stonework on the top. The motte was built upon in Victorian times and the remains of this building can also be seen.


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CountySuffolk (5 castles)
DirectionsThe town of Eye is somewhat to the east of Thetford
CategoriesMotte & Bailey
RemainsJust the motte remains
Access to siteUnknown - Please check before visiting
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eventeen miles east-south-east of London the remains of a castle with a shell keep can still be seen. The outer walls still stand to substantial height. Originally a wooden building that was rebuilt in stone.


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CountyKent (13 castles)
DirectionsA couple of miles to the south of Swanley near the junction of the M25 and M20
Categories
Stone enclosure
RemainsNot complete but much survives
Access to siteAt any reasonable time
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