Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD CASTLE


KIRKBY IN ASHFIELD CASTLE
Photo Paul Bobrucki

Kirkby in Ashfield Castle Hill Camp was a timber motte-and-bailey built near to St Wilfred's church. It was in use in the 13th century as in 1292 King Edward I stayed there on his way from Pleasley to Codnor. In the 14th century the castle was converted into a moated manor with a rectangular enclosure surrounded by a curtain wall but the site has since been destroyed by ploughing.


Photo Paul Bobrucki Photo Paul Bobrucki

 

Directions
Off B6018, 4 miles south west of Mansfield
Church St, Kirkby-in-Ashfield NG17 8LA

 



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