Castle Tump, Dymock

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Castle Tump today

Castle Tump was a castle in the village of Dymock in Gloucestershire, England.

The castle was built in either the 11th or more probably the early 12th century as a motte and bailey design.[1] The motte today is 14 m high, with the traces of the bailey to the south-east.[2]

During the Anarchy the castle was given to William de Braose, the son-in-law of the powerful Miles de Gloucester.[3] After the conflict the castle is believed to have probably been destroyed by Henry II as part of a wider programme of castle denigration in Gloucestershire during the 1150s.[4]

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  1. ^ National Monuments Record website, accessed 19 December 2010; Fry, p.44.
  2. ^ National Monuments Record website, accessed 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ Renn, p.180.
  4. ^ Amt, p.44.


  • Amt, Emilie. (1993) The Accession of Henry II in England: royal government restored, 1149-1159. Woodbridge, UK: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-0-85115-348-3.
  • Fry, Plantagenet Somerset. (2005) Castles: England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland: the definitive guide to the most impressive buildings and intriguing sites. Cincinnati: David and Charles. ISBN 978-0-7153-2212-3.
  • Renn, Derek Frank. (1968) Norman castles in Britain. London: Baker.

Coordinates: 51°57′42″N 2°25′16″W / 51.96167°N 2.42111°W / 51.96167; -2.42111