Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PENWORTHAM CASTLE HILL


PENWORTHAM CASTLE HILL
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The motte and bailey castle was in existence by 1086 situated on a natural mound overlooking a ford across the River Ribble. The motte has a diameter of 120 feet and 25 feet across at the top. It fell into ruins in the 13th Century and now stands in the churchyard of St Mary's Church.


 

Directions
On the western side of Preston by the River Ribble
Holme Road, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire PR1 0BP

 



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