Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BUCKTON CASTLE


BUCKTON CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

It was thought that these earthworks on a ridge above Buckton Moor were those of an ancient hill fort. Recent excavations by a University of Manchester team uncovered a huge ditch and the foundations of a massive curtain wall which shows that it was a major 12th century castle with 9 feet thick stone walls and a large rectangular gate tower. No stonework is now visble apart from that exposed during the dig as all the stone has been removed for builing purposes.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the B6175 at Carrbrook, 4 miles north east of Stalybridge

 



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