Kingsley Castle

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Kingsley Castle is located in Cheshire
Kingsley Castle
Map showing the location of Kingsley Castle within Cheshire

Kingsley Castle, also known as Castle Cob, a medieval motte in Kingsley, Cheshire, England. (grid reference SJ53387341) It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1][2][3] The motte is a cone shaped mound, 2.8 metres (9.2 ft) high; it has a diameter of 23 metres (75 ft) at the base and tapers to 6 metres (20 ft) at the top. It is artificial and made from black soil.[1]

Historians used to think that the motte was a large barrow. The stone steps and concrete foundations of a summerhouse not contemporary with the castle are excluded from the protection of the scheduling. There have been limited excavations on the site by antiquarians.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Castle Cob". Pastscape.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  2. ^ Castle Cob Motte. Revealing Cheshire's Past. Retrieved 10 April 2009.
  3. ^ Historic England, "Castle Cob motte (1011122)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 December 2012

Coordinates: 53°15′20″N 2°42′01″W / 53.2556°N 2.7003°W / 53.2556; -2.7003