Biggleswade Castle

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Biggleswade Castle
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
Biggleswade Castle is located in Bedfordshire
Biggleswade Castle
Biggleswade Castle
Coordinates52°5′10.47″N 0°16′22.94″W / 52.0862417°N 0.2730389°W / 52.0862417; -0.2730389Coordinates: 52°5′10.47″N 0°16′22.94″W / 52.0862417°N 0.2730389°W / 52.0862417; -0.2730389
TypeCastle
Site information
ConditionEarthworks

Biggleswade Castle was a castle in the market town of Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

The existence of this castle was discovered by aerial photography, in 1954, which showed the remains of a motte and bailey castle with a double ditch around the motte and a single ditch around the bailey.

Some excavation of the site was done in 1962 and 1968. The excavations found evidence of timber structures, as well as pottery.

Currently, only cropmarks and slight earthworks remain. This site is a Scheduled Monument.

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

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