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TUTBURY CASTLE

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The motte and bailey castle was originally built by 1071 and demolished in 1175-6. It was rebuilt in the late 12th century and new work is recorded in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries. During the civil war it was the last Royalist bastion in the county and was slighted in 1647-8. The oldest surviving parts are the chapel and north east gateway. Possibly built on the site of an Anglo-Saxon burh. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned here. The motte is now crowned by an early 19th century folly keep called Julius's Tower. Scheduled.

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