Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ALMELEY CASTLE


ALMELEY CASTLE
Photo Gregg Archer

A motte with traces of earthworks and fish ponds lies south of the church, near a footpath. It is thought to have been constructed in the middle of the 12th century during the Civil War. It may have had a stone tower.


Almeley, photo Gregg Archer Almeley, photo Gregg Archer Almeley, photo Gregg Archer

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

A second damaged motte, Oldcastle Twt, is half a mile north west and can be reached by a footpath (photos at bottom). The motte has a diameter of 125 feet at the base and is 18 feet high at its highest point and is separated from the bailey on its north side by a ditch. It may have been the precursor to Almerley Castle.


Oldcastle, photo Andrew Tivenan Oldcastle, photo Andrew Tivenan Oldcastle, photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
Off the A4112, 15 miles south west of Leominster
Church Terrace, Almeley, Herefordshire, HR3 6LB

 



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