Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

DINGESTOW CASTLE & MILL WOOD MOTTE


DINGESTOW CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Dingestow Castle was attacked by the Welsh during its construction in 1182 and may have been abandoned as no stonework has been found. There are two enclosures surrounded by ditches and a stream on the western side of Dingestow.

Mill Wood Motte is on the eastern side of the village and is now just an overgrown 15 feet high motte and bailey overlooking two streams. It was built to guard the crossing over the River Trothy, and was probably constructed earlier than Dingestow.


Dingestow Castle photo Andrew Tivenan Dingestow Castle photo Andrew Tivenan Dingestow Castle photo Andrew Tivenan Dingestow Castle photo Andrew Tivenan
Mill Wood Motte photo Andrew Tivenan Mill Wood Motte photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A40, 3 miles north east of Raglan

 



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