Duffield Castle

Derbyshire, England

City/Town/Village: Duffield
District: Amber Valley
County: Derbyshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9931, -1.49045
Postcode: DE56 4DX
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)



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Duffield Castle is an 11th century stone motte and bailey fortress, founded by Henry de Ferrers, earl of Derby. In 1886 and 1957, excavations on the large low motte and wide bailey ditch, uncovered the foundations of a magnificent square Norman keep, with a forebuilding and a deep well. Sadly the keep, one of the largest in England is only five courses of sandstone ashlar high, after being taken and destroyed in 1266, by the Royalist forces of Henry III.

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