Hailes Castle, Stanway

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The ruins of Hailes Abbey now occupy the former castle site

Hailes Castle was a castle in the village of Stanway, Gloucestershire in Gloucestershire, England.

The castle was built around the 11th or early 12th century near the church of St Peters' in the village.[1] The castle was moated, although this has since been filled in.[1] The castle was strengthened by Ralph of Worcester at the start of the difficult years of the Anarchy, with Hailes Castle playing a role in the conflict between 1139-45.[2] The castle was probably demolished in the 1240s to make way for the construction of Hailes Abbey.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Monuments Website, accessed 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ Walker, p.15; National Monuments Website, accessed 19 December 2010.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Walker, David. Gloucestershire Castles, in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1991, Vol. 109.

Coordinates: 51°58′11″N 1°55′35″W / 51.96972°N 1.92639°W / 51.96972; -1.92639