Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BRADWELL MOTTE


BRADWELL MOTTE
Photo ©Malcolm Butler

A small motte and bailey castle situated near to St Lawrence's Church, Old Bradwell. The motte is 70 feet in diameter and 8 feet high and a small bailey survives to the west of the motte. The remains of the once encircling ditch survive around the west and south of the mound as a hollow 15 feet wide. It was probably built in the reign of King Stephen and only occupied until the 14th century.


Photo Malcolm Butler Photo Malcolm Butler Photo Malcolm Butler Photo Malcolm Butler

 

Directions
Off A5, 2 miles north west of Milton Keynes
Vicarage Road, Bradwell Village, Bucks MK13 9AG

 



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