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CLIFFORD CASTLE

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The remains of a motte and bailey castle, probably constructed between 1067 and 1070, with additional 13th century fortifications in stone. The motte is 55 metres in diameter and 8 metres in height above the base of the ditches and 5 metres above natural ground level. It is surmounted by a shell keep the walls of which are 2 metres in thickness and 8 metres high. An earthen causeway connects the summit with a large bailey, some 2 acres in area, divided into two parts. Excavations in 1952 and 1953 revealed the outer gatehouse. Scheduled.

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