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CASTLE HILL

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Motte and bailey castle surviving as an earthwork, which went out of use between 1322 and 1369. It originated as a ringwork in the 12th century. A very fine motte and bailey, and is unique in the perfect presentation of the 11 feet high breastwork round the summit of the 32 feet high motte, a nearby square bailey, 190 feet by 170 feet is situated on the west and a semi-lunar bailey, 70 feet wide on the south. The site was excavated and the motte, baileys, ditches and banks had all been paved.

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