Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

PLESHEY CASTLE


PLESHEY CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

An 11th century motte and bailey castle with extensive outer walls surrounding the town. It was dismantled in 1158 but was then rebuilt at the end of the 12th century.Most of the castle was pulled down for building material in 1629, leaving just the large fifty foot high motte surrounded by a deep ditch and an outer bailey.

Private, open by appointment.


 

Directions
Off A130, 5 miles north of Chelmsford
Pleshey, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 1HF

 



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