Castle Combe Castle

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Castle Combe Castle stood to the north of the village of Castle Combe, Wiltshire, England (grid reference ST839779).

The castle was a medieval motte and bailey castle standing on a limestone spur overlooking the Bybrook River. It was probably built by Reginald de Dunstanville, 1st Earl of Cornwall in the 12th century and was unusual in that it had a keep with at least four and possibly five baileys. Earthworks and some stonework remain.

Since 1981 the site has been a scheduled ancient monument and is described in the National Heritage List for England as "Motte and bailey castle 600m north of Castle Combe".[1]

Sources[edit]

  • "[Survey of] Castle Combe Castle". Archaeological Surveys Ltd. March 2007. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  • Plantagenet Somerset Fry (1980). The David & Charles Book of Castles. David & Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-7976-9.

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Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 2°14′01″W / 51.5000°N 2.2336°W / 51.5000; -2.2336