Location: Christchurch, Dorset, England.
Built: 12th-14th century.
Condition: Fragmentary remains.
Ownership / Access: English Heritage.
Notes: Christchurch Castle is located in Christchurch, Dorset, England (grid reference SZ160927). The earliest stonework has been dated to 1160 AD. It is a Norman motte and bailey castle. The castle's site is inside the old Saxon Burh dominating the River Avon's lowest crossing. The Constable's House standing adjacent to the castle was added at around 1160 and is a rare and notable example of a Norman domestic dwelling. Today the bailey is home to a bowling green and gardens, and the ditch has been filled but parts of the keep and much of the constable's house still stand. The site is managed by English Heritage.
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