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A medieval motte with two concentric moats which is believed to have been constructed in the 12th century by the de Gresley family, lords of the manor of Swineshead. The remains of the castle take the form of a series of substantial earthworks, including a circular motte and concentric inner and outer moats, now dry. The motte is represented by a raised circular platform, now largely level, standing to a height of nearly 2 metres above the surrounding fields. The motte is surrounded by a deep inner moat about 15 metres wide, in turn encircled by a space which varies between 7 metres and 15 metres in width. Surrounding that is an outer moat 7-10 metres in width, originally circular in plan but partly truncated on the eastern side by modern ploughing. Scheduled.

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