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ROCHDALE CASTLE

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The motte and bailey, built in the early post-Conquest period, stood on what is now Castle Hill. The mound, 100 feet across at the base and flat-topped, stood at the apex of a triangular platform. The bailey to the South was an irregular square, approximately 120 feet from North-South by 100 feet East to West. It was surrounded by an earth rampart and ditch with a second ditch added to the South and South-East. The castle was abandoned in the early 13th century.

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