Stow Green, St Briavels

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Stow Green Castle, also known as Castle Tump, was a castle near the village of St Briavels in Gloucestershire, England.

The castle is believed to have been built after the Norman Conquest. The castle was a small circular ring-motte fortification, once measuring 35 yards across, now only 25 yards, with a high motte, or mound, in the middle and a protective ditch around it.[1] The entrance to the castle was on the south side of the fortification.[2] The castle would have defended the Stowe valley, and was probably a precursor to the later St Briavels Castle in the same area.[3]

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  1. ^ Witts, p.47; National Monuments Record, accessed 19 December 2010.
  2. ^ National Monuments Record, accessed 19 December 2010.
  3. ^ Gatehouse Gazette website, accessed 19 December 2010.

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Coordinates: 51°45′18″N 2°37′56″W / 51.75500°N 2.63222°W / 51.75500; -2.63222