Glossop Castle

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Glossop Castle (also known as Mouselow Castle) is a Norman earthwork north of Glossop, off Hilltop Road, 14 miles (23 km) east of Manchester, on the A57. The site is visible from the main road, standing atop a commanding ridge. Some 12 miles (19 km) southeast is Peveril Castle.

History[edit]

The castle is a Norman earthwork motte-and-bailey fortress, founded by William Peverel. The Norman castle sits on an old Celtic hilltop site, possibly a hillfort. The earthworks have been damaged by quarrying and the position of the bailey has been lost.[1] The site is a Scheduled Monument.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mouselow Castle Glossop". castleuk.net. Retrieved 9 September 2012.
  2. ^ Historic England. "Ringwork in Castlehill Wood (1011431)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 September 2016.

Coordinates: 53°27′23″N 1°57′33″W / 53.4563°N 1.9592°W / 53.4563; -1.9592