Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PENSTOWE CASTLE


The earthworks consist of a motte and two baileys surrounded by a ditch and situated on top of a small hill. It probably dates from the 12th century and may have been destroyed a few years later. The motte is 60 by 25 feet and 30 feet high and had a building on it.


Photo John Duncan

 

Directions
Off the A39 north of Bude, at Kilkhampton

 



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