A Norman castle was built by Baldwin FitzGilbert (son of Gilbert Fitz Richard, of the De Clare family). In medieval times there was motte and double bailey castle which formed an unusual concentric plan. The castle was destroyed after being used by Cromwell's troops in 1645 and a farmhouse was built on the site. Traces of the enclosed mound and inner and outer moats are all that now survive.
- Needle, Rex (2010). "Well Head park". Bourne United Charities. Archived from the original on 2013-08-15. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
- Historic England. "Shippon Barn (Grade II) (1241937)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2013-04-06.
- Historic England. "Bourne Castle (348162)". PastScape. Retrieved 21 July 2010.
- Fry, Plantagenet Somerset (1980). The David & Charles Book of Castles. David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3.
- Armitage, E S (1912). Early Norman Castles. pp. 107–8.
- Cope-Faulkner, Paul (April 2002). Archaeological Watching Brief During Pipeline Trenching at Bourne Castle, Bourne, Lincolnshire (BCD 01). Report No. 85/02. Archaeological Project Services.
- an account of some historical sources for the Castle
- David Roffe's page about Bourne.
- Further links.
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