Maxey Castle

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Maxey Castle
Maxey, Cambridgeshire, England
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Maxey Castle is located in Cambridgeshire
Maxey Castle
Maxey Castle
Coordinates52°39′53″N 0°19′49″W / 52.6648°N 0.3304°W / 52.6648; -0.3304Coordinates: 52°39′53″N 0°19′49″W / 52.6648°N 0.3304°W / 52.6648; -0.3304
TypeFortified Manor House
Site information
ConditionMoat earthworks remain

Maxey Castle was a medieval fortified manor house castle in Maxey, Cambridgeshire, England.

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Maxey Castle was built around the 1370s by William Thorpe near the village of Maxey.[1] The castle had a double-moat, possibly designed as a flood defence, with a central keep within a bailey wall with corner towers.[1]

Today only the partial remains of the moats survive of the castle, which have scheduled monument status.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Maxey Castle, Gatehouse website, accessed 21 May 2011.