Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BICTON CASTLE


BICTON CASTLE
Photo Philip Davis

An 11th or 12th century motte surviving as an earthwork. The motte has been much mutilated by gravel digging, but had a base diameter of about 80 feet. Its present maximum height is 8 feet. The 30 feet wide ditch and the outer bank remain only on the south east side, elsewhere they have been dug away. The bailey is a level rectangular platform around 45 by 80 feet.


 

Directions
Off the A488, 2 miles north of Clun
Bicton, Shrewsbury SY3

 



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