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posted 05-31-2001 10:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for luceee     Edit/Delete Message
could anybody help me in finding out information about worcester castle. i know that it no longer exists but i have been unabke to find any information about the castle when it still stood

posted 05-31-2001 11:44 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Worcester Castle was a motte and bailey castle constructed around 1069. It was burned down in 1113, rebuilt partly in wood and partly in stone some years later, and a stone gateway constructed by King John was added in 1216. All that remained in recent centuries was the motte, which was leveled in 1830.

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posted 06-01-2001 01:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
The castle stood south of the cathedral, and there was once a priory between the castle and cathedral. The dungeons were very extensive and used as a prison. Henry III was kept in one of them for some time, by Simon de Montfort, after the Battle of Lewes.

posted 06-01-2001 01:59 AM           Edit/Delete Message
Hi luce
Cathcart King gives the site at SO 850-544, a large motte destroyed in 1830, if you look around that area something could be left?
Chris @ locate castles UK @ www.castleuk.net

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