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BRISTOL CASTLE

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A ringwork was established here before 1088 by Geoffrey, Bishop of Coutances. This was converted into a motte and bailey which was subsequently demolished circa 1140 and a keep constructed, (see ST57SE346 and 347). Rebuilt in the 13th century but fallen into decay by 1486. The site was refortified in the Civil War and demolished soon afterwards. No remains are visible. It was once one of the foremost Royal castles in England.

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