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Oxford Mail

Oxford Mail
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:55:36 -0700

The town itself didn't really get going until medieval times when the Normans built a now vanished motte and bailey castle, but it really came to prominence in the the 13th century when it became a centre for the wool trade, serving as a market for the ...
 
Hull Daily Mail
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:14:19 -0700

Going back further in time, there is a network of tunnels in Sutton where a motte and bailey castle once stood. These were used by monks to get to Hull from their monasteries in outlying areas like Swine. "There are stories of ghostly monks haunting ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00:24:48 -0700

... the ruins of Okehampton Castle (01837 52844; english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/okehampton-castle) mark a site where “Wicked” Lady Howard is alleged to have murdered all four of her husbands. The traditional motte and bailey castle was ...
 
shropshirestar.com
Sat, 09 May 2015 00:24:12 -0700

Other services which the council runs include the country park, flower beds and open spaces, CCTV, meals on wheels, motte and bailey castle, the station car park, signage, town maps, Welshpool Air Show, the carnival, Christmas lights, sculptures, ...

The Press, York

The Press, York
Fri, 01 May 2015 02:56:15 -0700

Tadcaster Historical Society had been given £10,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to excavate the site of the town's former Norman motte and bailey castle, near the banks of the River Wharfe behind St Mary's Church. Nothing much of the old castle ...
 
Practical Ethics (blog)
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:22:55 -0700

A Motte and Bailey castle is a medieval system of defence in which a stone tower on a mound (the Motte) is surrounded by an area of pleasantly habitable land (the Bailey), which in turn is encompassed by some sort of a barrier, such as a ditch. Being ...

BBC News

BBC News
Tue, 31 Dec 2013 00:32:57 -0800

Plans to convert a 900-year-old castle in Powys into a tourist attraction have been given the go-ahead. Welshpool Town Council has signed a 25-year lease with private owners of the land to run the site. Powys Council is in partnership with the town ...
 
BBC News
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 03:33:45 -0700

The site of a 12th Century castle - one of Welshpool's earliest settlements - could become a tourist attraction. Proposals include clearing overgrown land so people can explore the motte and bailey in Welshpool and learn about its history. The town ...
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