Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

TOWCESTER CASTLE


TOWCESTER CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The motte probably dates from the end of the 11th century, on earlier earthworks built to protect against Danish invaders. It is 22 feet high and 100 feet wide and was originally surrounded by a ditch. The mound was later used as a gun platform in 1643 during the Civil War.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
By the A5, just south of the junction with the A43
Moat Lane, Towcester, NN12 6AD

 



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