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West Sussex County Times

West Sussex County Times
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:45:40 -0700

The original motte-and –bailey castle was constructed by William De Braose during the late 11th century. Nearby is one of the oldest churches in Sussex, St. Nicholas. Open during daylight hours, admission is free. You can also visit St Mary's Priest ...

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry Telegraph
Tue, 07 Jul 2015 08:01:17 -0700

There is plenty to get up to in Coventry and Warwickshire this summer, with great medieval ruins and historic sites within driving distance for city residents. Whether you want a slice of history, or to engage with the local surroundings and come to ...

Durham Times

Durham Times
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:45:41 -0700

Built on the orders of William the Conqueror in the 1070s, it was a traditional motte-and-bailey castle, but soon became the palatial home of the powerful Prince Bishops who held sway over the North-East in medieval times. Tour guides will take ...
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 00:26:15 -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 ...

Fidelity News

Fidelity News
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 22:45:35 -0700

... in Galles, che unisce un numero davvero impressionante di stili architettonici differenti: questo edificio è infatti un ibrido tra un forte di derivazione romana, una fortezza normanna in stile Motte-and Bailey-castle e presenta forti connotazioni ...


Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:38:28 -0700

The castle is thought to have been established by Roger de Montgomery, first earl of Shrewsbury, soon after the Norman conquest and was similar to a typical motte-and-bailey castle. Applicants want to turn the site, currently used as a car park, into a ...

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