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DUDLEY CASTLE

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Excavations between 1983 and 1993 indicate that the castle was begun as a motte and bailey circa 1071-1100. The keep, barbican and curtain walls were added in the 13th and 14th centuries.The castle was slighted in 1647 and rebuilt in the early 17th century and destroyed by fire in 1750. It is now open to the public along with the zoo in the grounds.

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