Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BISHOPS STORTFORD CASTLE


BISHOPS STORTFORD CASTLE
Photo Kevin Andrews

A motte and bailey castle, also known as Waytemore Castle, to which was added great tower on the motte in the 12th century. It was improved in the 13th century but slighted after the Civil War. By the 17th century it was used as a prison. Only earthworks, the large motte and foundations of a square tower can be seen.


Photo Kevin Andrews Photo Kevin Andrews Photo Kevin Andrews

 

Directions
It is in a public park in the centre of town, off the M11

 



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