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It was a motte and bailey castle built in the 12th century. It was razed to the ground, as a consequence of the English Civil War, and now only the earthworks remain. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
- "Bakewell Castle". CastleUK. Retrieved 5 December 2007.
- Fry, Plantagenet Somerset (1980). The David & Charles Book of Castles. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. p. 182. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3.
- Historic England. "Motte and bailey castle on Castle Hill (1013543)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2014.
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