Benefield Castle

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Benefield Castle was sited in the village of Lower Benefield, between the towns of Corby and Oundle in Northamptonshire at grid reference SP987884.

Originally the site of a Norman manor house, a stone ringwork fortress was built in the 13th century. It was abandoned by the early 14th century. It now consists of a rectangular platform surrounded by a broad ditch which represents the original moat. This is in turn surrounded by an earthen bank.

References[edit]

  • Benefield Castle 1
  • Benefield Castle 2
  • Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3

Coordinates: 52°29′05″N 0°32′53″W / 52.48460°N 0.54797°W / 52.48460; -0.54797