Tutbury Castle

Staffordshire, England

City/Town/Village: Tutbury
District: East Staffordshire
County: Staffordshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8599, -1.69103
Postcode: DE13 9JL
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Tutbury Castle is a large 11th century earthwork motte and baileys fortress, founded by Henry, lord of Ferriéres. Standing against the steep banks of the River Dove, the original approach to the castle, is defended by a high rampart, a wide ditch and two semi-circular outer baileys. In the 12th century, William Ferrers founded the stone castle, when he added a shell keep to the motte and the chapel in the inner bailey. In the 15th century, the curtain wall from the keep to the square 14th century gatehouse, with its barbican was rebuilt and flanked by the impressive North and South Towers. An 18th century house, now stands on the site of the King's Lodging and Julius's Tower folly crowns the motte.

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