The Castle, Christchurch, Dorset

The Castle, Christchurch, Dorset
Photograph taken 24 July 2001 © Dr Barry Senior ARPS. Source Historic England Archive ref: 101451

The castle was of the motte and bailey type. It was built by Richard de Redvers in the time of Henry I. It was demolished by order of Parliament in 1651. Only the mound remains with 2 blocks of masonry made from stone rubble and 9' 8" thick. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010). Find out more.

Location

Dorset Christchurch

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle defence motte medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage