Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PICKERING CASTLE


PICKERING CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

The first defence was a motte and bailey erected in 1069 - 1070 on a hill overlooking the river. In the middle of the 12th century a stone wall was built on the north side of the motte and this was extended to the south side with three towers and a gatehouse in around 1323. The shell keep dates from the early 13th century. The castle fell into disrepair in the 16th century and took no part in the Civil War.

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Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
On the A170, 15 miles south west of Scarborough
Castlegate, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AX

 



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