Pulford Castle

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Pulford Castle is located in Cheshire
Pulford Castle
Map showing the location of Pulford Castle within Cheshire.
Site of Pulford Castle.

Pulford Castle is in the village of Pulford, Cheshire, England, immediately south of St Mary's Church (grid reference SJ375586). It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.[1][2]

History[edit]

The castle is a small motte and bailey guarding the crossing of Pulford Brook, which forms the border between England and Wales, and adjacent to the WrexhamChester road.[3] It was founded in the 12th century by Robert de Pulford. It is recorded that it was garrisoned in 1403 against Owen Glendower.[4] Only the earthworks remain. In 1313, a jury of the Chester county court found that the lord of Little Caldy (Wirral) held that manor by the service of 'palisading' (i.e. repairing the wooden defences) of Robert de Pulford's castle at Pulford. [5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pulford Castle: Monument no. 66937, Pastscape.org.uk, retrieved 2008-01-27 
  2. ^ Historic England, "Pulford motte and bailey castle (1012078)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 1 December 2012 
  3. ^ Davis, Philip, Pulford Castle, Castle of Wales, retrieved 2008-01-27 
  4. ^ Pulford Castle, CastleUK.net, retrieved 2008-01-27 
  5. ^ TNA CHES 29/27 m 6d

External links[edit]

Photographs of the earthworks:

Coordinates: 53°07′18″N 2°56′06″W / 53.12178°N 2.93493°W / 53.12178; -2.93493

Further reading[edit]

  • Reynolds, Susan; White, Graeme (1997–98), "A Survey of Pulford Castle", Cheshire History, 37.