Barwick-in-Elmet Castle

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Earthworks of Hall Tower, the location of the former castle

Barwick-in-Elmet Castle was a fortification in the village of Barwick-in-Elmet, West Yorkshire, England to the east of Leeds (grid reference SE398375).

Originally the site of an Iron Age hill fort, a motte and bailey castle was erected by the Norman Ilbert de Lacy on the southern end of the hill fort. Most of the bailey to the east of Hall Tower Hill has now been built on and destroyed.[1]

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  1. ^ "Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill - Barwick in Elmet". Brigantes Nation. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2007-12-16.

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Coordinates: 53°49′56″N 1°23′48″W / 53.83224°N 1.39675°W / 53.83224; -1.39675