Stafford Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DesG
N 52° 47.868 W 002° 08.818
30U E 557513 N 5850118
Quick Description: Stafford castle originally a 'motte and bailey' castle, constructed of earth and timber.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/25/2009 1:05:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM6N8X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue Man
Views: 20

Long Description:
It was originally built in 1100 by the Normans to control the still hostile and rebellious native community after their invasion in 1066.

It is built in the classic 'motte and bailey' style and the shape can still be seen today in the surrounding fields.

It was originally a timber fortification upon an artificial hill and upgraded later by Earl Ralph in 1347 by building a massive stone keep.

Accessibility: Partial access

Condition: Completely ruined

Admission Charge?: no

Website: [Web Link]

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