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Hampstead Norris Castle

Hampstead Norris Castle
Hampstead Norris Castle Photo - Steve Matthews - Wikipedia - lic. under CC 2.0

Castle Facts:

Location: Hampstead Norris, Berkshire in England
Built: --
Condition: Earthworks.
Ownership / Access: --
Notes: Hampstead Norris Castle was a Norman castle in the village of Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England. Hampstead Norris Castle is a Norman motte and bailey castle overlooking the village of Hampstead Norris, Berkshire, England. The motte is 25 m wide, and 4.2 m high, made of chalk.[2] The contours of the top suggest that a timber tower or defensive structure was built on the motte. The site was originally believed to be a tumulus, until later work confirmed its Norman origins.[3] Local historian David Ford suspects that the castle may have been constructed after the Norman conquest of England by Theodoric the Goldsmith. Today the castle is surrounded by woodland and is a scheduled monument.

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