Plympton Castle

Plympton Castle
Plympton's motte and bailey castle - Tony Atkin - Wikipedia - lic. under CC BY-SA 2.0



Castle Facts:

Location: Plymouth, Devon, England.
Built: 12th century.
Condition: Fragmentary remains.
Ownership / Access: Castle open to the public.
Opening Times: Check their website for more info.
Price of Admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Richard de Redvers (d.1107) was granted the feudal barony of Plympton, with caput at Plympton Castle, by King Henry I (1100-1135), of which king he was a most trusted supporter. His family later became Earls of Devon. Their lands, including Plympton, and titles were later inherited by the Courtenay family, feudal barons of Okehampton. The ancient Stannary town remains dominated by its now ruined Norman motte-and-bailey castle and it still retains a cohesive medieval street pattern. A number of historic buildings in the local vernacular style of green Devon slate, limestone and lime-washed walls, with Dartmoor granite detailing, attest to all periods of its history.

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