Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

LOWER DOWN CASTLE


LOWER DOWN CASTLE
Photo Philip Davis

A small mutilated motte surviving as an earthwork with fragments of a shell keep surviving as buried foundations. The motte has a base diameter of 110 feet and is 16 feet high on the west side, with a summit diameter of about 60 feet, and is surrounded by a ditch. Quarrying for stone has removed most of the east side.


Photo Philip Davis

 

Directions
Off the B4385, 4 miles south east of Bishop's Castle

 



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