Wigmore Castle

Wigmore Castle
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Castle Facts:

Location: Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.
Built: 11th-14th century.
Condition: Fragmentary ruins.
Ownership / Access: English Heritage. Open to the Public.
Opening times: Check their website for more info.
Price of admission: Check their website for more info.
Notes: Wigmore Castle is a ruined castle which is barely visible from the village of Wigmore in the northwest region of Herefordshire, England. The castle is of great strategic importance as it lies almost halfway between the rivers Teme and Lugg (about 4 km from each) and commands the wide area between them. Wigmore Castle itself straddles the south-eastern edge of a spur, with marshland (since drained) to its north. The defences of the castle were further strengthened by the construction of ditches across the spur, between which the castle was built. These ditches acted as moats with the north-western one running past a mound, which was also fortified. This fortification was originally probably a wooden palisade, but later a stone keep was constructed in its place.

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Wigmore Castle Links:

Wigmore Castle On Wikipedia
History and information about Wigmore Castle:English Heritage
Bibliography of sources relating to Wigmore Castle
Wigmore at castlewales.com
Anglo-Norman Castles



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