Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CARDINHAM CASTLE


CARDINHAM CASTLE
Photo ©Paul R. Davis

The motte and bailey castle was built soon after the Norman conquest, probably by Richard Fitz Turold, whose descendants lived in the castle for two centuries. They then built Restormel Castle and Cardinham was abandoned. The four feet high mound is 100 feet across, encircled by a ditch, and lies within a bailey which is around 300 feet in diameter. Private.


Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A30, 3 miles north east of Bodmin

 



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