Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PLYMPTON CASTLE


PLYMPTON CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

An early Norman shell-keep on a high pre-Norman motte. The castle was partly razed to the ground in 1136 by King Stephen but a few years later the stone keep was built. The outer walls and the bailey buildings were destroyed in the Civil War ( the outline of the bailey is still clearly visible) after which it was abandoned. By this time silting of the river had meant that most trade had moved down river to Plymouth and Plymton was no longer an important town.

Open, in a public park.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the B3416, 3 miles east of Plymouth
Barbican Rd, Plymouth PL7 1LU

 



VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

 
© Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales