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LINGEN CASTLE


LINGEN CASTLE
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It is a motte and bailey earthwork situated close to the church. It consists of a roughly circular mound with a large bailey on the west side with traces of a curtain wall around it. The motte is around 60 feet in diameter at the top and it rises 20 feet above the bottom of a dry ditch. It is thought the castle dates from the 12th century and had a shell keep with a gatehouse.


 

Directions
10 miles north west of Leominster
Lingen, Bucknell, Herefordshire SY7 0DY

 



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