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posted 01-02-2000 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for carolhill   Click Here to Email carolhill     Edit/Delete Message
Yes, I went to the U.K. and Ireland a few years ago, and an elderly lady asked me to get a picture of Elmley Castle. This castle is now in ruins and doesn't have much left. But I was wandering if anyone knew how or where I could get a picture of the ruins, because I didn't go near it..It is in Herefordshire and Worcester in Western England, near Wales..If you could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

posted 01-03-2000 02:41 PM           Edit/Delete Message
I personally can't help much more than what follows. Being a Scot, I don't venture south much in case I get captured!!
My impression having looked through several sites which relate to the village of Elmley Castle is that a motte of the earlier castle is all that is left to be seen. The stones from the later Elmley Castle were used to build Pershore Bridge, 11 miles away. However the following page gives a little history of the castle,it's village and some photos of the Norman church.

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John Ball
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posted 01-14-2000 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John Ball   Click Here to Email John Ball     Edit/Delete Message
There are two baileys, the inner basically a ringwork though one end tapers to a point. These lie within an Iron Age rampart which follows the contours of the hill. Excavations have uncovered some of the stone curtain which crowned the ringwork bank. Inside the ringwork are the rubble footings of a square structure, probably the forebuilding of a vanished keep. The castle was probably raised by the D'Abitots before 1100. It passed to the Beauchamps, but its elevated site can never have been convenient and they abandoned it after aquiring Warwick Castle in 1268

Philip Davis
posted 01-17-2000 12:45 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Just put on the web is an excellent site by Andrew Muller at http://members.xoom.com/AndrewMuller/Castles.html (thanks to COTW new links for this). This site contains a page on Elmley including a photo at http://members.xoom.com/AndrewMuller/elmley.html .
I've just spent the weekend browsing this one site.

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posted 01-17-2000 12:55 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Good find !

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The storms, by Castle Gordon'.
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