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Remains of late 13th/early 14th century castle. The site has little natural defense apart from the River Wye to the south, and may have been built near to a natural crossing point on the river. There is no evidence of an earlier earth motte at the site. In the 16th century, a large house was built incorporating the south west tower. This house was captured in 1644 and partially destroyed in 1645. The present house was built in the early 19th century, incorporating the remains of the medieval tower and the 16th century ruins. The site is first documented in 1188 and again in 1205, when repair work was carried out. John Leland attributed the castle to King Stephen, but it has also been suggested as having been built by Hugo de Longchamp who was granted the manor by Henry I in the early twelfth century and then perhaps refortified during the Anarchy period.


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