Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BINBURY CASTLE


BINBURY CASTLE
Photo Steve Walton

The 100 foot wide motte and its deep surrounding ditch and bailey are still in good conditon although extremely overgrown. The remains of a stone gatehouse which was part of the curtain wall are in very poor condition and looks as if it will not stand for much longer. This photo was taken a few years ago, its current state can be seen below. Like nearby Thurnham Castle it probably dates from the 12th century.

The motte is close to a public footpath but is on private land.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A249, 2 miles north of Thurnham

 



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