Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

NORTON MOTTE


NORTON MOTTE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The remains of the motte are 25 feet high but has been partially lost when the road was built. It was in use in the 12th century and was destroyed in 1215 by the Welsh. It was rebuilt in 1230's in stone but was again destroyed in 1262 during Llewelyn ab Gruffydd's war and was then finally abandoned.


Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
B4355, one mile north of Presteigne
Norton, Presteigne, Powys LD8 2EN

 



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