Lydford Castle

Devon, England

City/Town/Village: Lydford
District: West Devon
County: Devon
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6438, -4.11014
Postcode: EX20 4BH
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Lydford Castle is a 12th century stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Richard I. The basement of the three storey keep is an enclosed within the motte, with the foundations of the bailey curtain wall to the west. In the 18th century it was used as a courthouse and a notorious prison.

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