Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CASTLE BYTHAM


Castle Bytham Richard Carter
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The castle is thought to be of early Norman origin, but little is known of its history, certainly after 1394. Excavations have shown a large keep with a great cylindrical tower 18 yards in diameter with curtain walls and outworks including water defences drawn from the neighbouring beck and local springs. The earthworks, situated on a hill above the village, are very visible but nothing of the stonework is above ground.


 

Directions
8 miles east of Bourne, off the A1

 


 
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