Winchcombe Castle

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Winchcombe Castle was a castle in the town of Winchcombe in Gloucestershire, England.

The motte and bailey castle was built during the chaos of the Anarchy in the 12th century.[1] The castle was built either in 1140 or 1144 in the north-east of Winchcombe, then a key region of the conflict, and rested on a high motte, or mound.[2] The castle was built by Roger, Earl of Hereford, a supporter of the Empress Matilda, but was attacked in late 1144 by forces loyal to King Stephen in a direct assault.[1] The castle was destroyed after the attack and was not rebuilt.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Walker, p.15.
  2. ^ Walker, p.15; National Monuments Record website, accessed 20 December 2010.


  • Walker, David. Gloucestershire Castles, in Transactions of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 1991, Vol. 109.

Coordinates: 51°57′6″N 1°58′1″W / 51.95167°N 1.96694°W / 51.95167; -1.96694