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Western Daily Press

Western Daily Press
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:00:00 -0800

You can see the extensive remains of what was a Norman motte and bailey castle, built on the site of an Iron Age fortification. From here we zig-zagged down a track to regain the Buckfast lane so we could stroll via roads and footpaths back to ...

Coventry Telegraph

Coventry Telegraph
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:04:30 -0800

I liked painting it and it took me about four or five days to finish it.” Mr Jones, head of humanities, said: “The standard of the models has been excellent with castles ranging from a Motte and Bailey castle made out cardboard to a stone castle with a ...

Nottingham Post (blog)

Nottingham Post (blog)
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 03:03:45 -0800

Nearby is a motte and bailey castle (on private land – not accessible) of the late 11th century. Start at Newstead and Annesley Country Park car park (grid ref: SK552530). From the car park go right through the barrier into Glenalmond Pocket Park ...
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 ...


Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:26:15 -0800

While there is evidence of there being a castle or defensive position on this site since before pre-Roman times, it was the Normans who built the motte-and-bailey castle that we can still see today. It was here that Charles I was imprisoned before his ...

BBC News

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

Work at the 12th Century motte and bailey castle will start in the new year. The project will include a car park, new walkways and interpretation boards so people can explore the medieval castle and learn about its history. Welshpool Town Council clerk ...
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 ...

Stoke Sentinel

Stoke Sentinel
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:29:10 -0700

The area was once the site of a 13th century motte and bailey castle – a fortification with a wooden or stone keep situated on a raised earthwork (the motte). High-tech ground surveys have found clues that could shed light on the site's centuries of ...

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