Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

HORSLEY CASTLE


HORSLEY CASTLE
Photo Tim Whitehouse

Also known as Horston or Horeston Castle. Little remains of a Norman castle built in the 12th century with a rectangular great tower which was in ruins from the late 16th century. It was owned by the Crown from 1268 to 1514. Two broken walls form the remains of a keep and are surrounded by earthworks.


Photo Tim Whitehouse

 

Directions
In woodland near Coxbench, 7 miles north of Derby

 



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