Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CASTLEHAW TOWER


CASTLEHAW TOWER
Photo Matthew Emmott

A small, well preserved motte and bailey castle. The oval motte is 30 feet high and surrounded by a ditch 15 feet wide except to the south where there is a steep scarp. The top is now dish shaped caused by the removal of a later building. The bailey is approximately 90 by 60 feet in size. The motte was used as an air raid look out point during World War 2.


Photo Matthew Emmott Photo Matthew Emmott

 

Directions
Sedbergh is on the A684, 12 miles east of Kendal

 



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