Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ALMONDBURY CASTLE


ALMONDBURY CASTLE
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An early 12th Century motte and bailey castle constructed on the Iron Age hillfort on Castle Hill. A ditch 80 feet wide and 30 feet deep was cut across the top of the hilland the soil was used to build the motte. A licence to fortify was granted by King Stephen and the timber palisade around the motte was replaced by a stone wall. It was in ruins by the 16th Century. The Victoria Tower on the top of the hill was erected in 1899 in honour of Queen Victoria.


 

Directions
Off the A616, 1 mile south of Huddersfield
Castle Hill Side, Huddersfield, Yorkshire HD4

 



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