Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CASTLE HOWE, TEBAY


CASTLE HOWE
Photo Matthew Emmott

Earthworks of a medieval motte and bailey castle occupying a long oval hillock of about one and three quarter acres. The motte rises 9 feet above the bailey next to the motorway (M6) was probably the seat of the Tebay family until the 12th century. Traces of a rampart survive on the south side with a ditch separating it from the bailey.

It is one of two mottes in the village, the second is sited on a natural mound and is thought never to have been completed.


Photo Matthew Emmott Photo Matthew Emmott

 

Directions
Tebay is just off the M6/A685 junction north east of Kendal
Old Tebay, Cumbria CA10

 



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