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Bishop's Castle

near Clun, Shropshire, England
SO 323 891

Photographs copyright 2002 by Laurie Oliver

Plantagenet Somerset Fry Castles of Britain and Ireland, Abbeville Press, 1997.

This was a motte castle, probably originating from the 12th century. A shell enclosure was constructed at a later date, and the remaining fragments of stonework down the slope of the motte suggest that there was probably a wall connecting the shell to a curtain round the bailey. Fragments can be seen near the Castle Hotel.

 


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