Bakewell Castle

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Bakewell Castle was in the town of Bakewell, Derbyshire (grid reference SK221688).

It was a motte and bailey castle built in the 12th century. It was razed to the ground during the English Civil War, and now only the earthworks remain.[1] It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[2]


  1. ^ Fry, Plantagenet Somerset (1980). The David & Charles Book of Castles. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 182. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Motte and bailey castle on Castle Hill (1013543)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2014.

Coordinates: 53°12′57″N 1°40′14″W / 53.21580°N 1.67051°W / 53.21580; -1.67051