Lavendon Castle

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The frost covered earthworks on the left are the NW boundary of an inner bailey associated with the Lavendon motte & bailey castle

Lavendon Castle stood to the north of the village of Lavendon, Buckinghamshire, England.Coordinates: 52°10′47.7″N 0°39′31.8″W / 52.179917°N 0.658833°W / 52.179917; -0.658833

A motte or ringwork and bailey were mentioned in a pipe roll of 1192–3. The motte was destroyed in 1944 when much 12th-century pottery was found. A farmhouse and garden terracing built in the 17th century have effectively destroyed the former mound and today only earthworks remain.

References[edit]

  • Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, The David & Charles Book of Castles, David & Charles, 1980, p. 252. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3
  • Lavendon Castle
  • Photograph of earthworks