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Shocklach Motte
SJ 433-508 Cheshire England

Shocklach MotteShocklach Motte is a Norman earthwork motte and bailey fortress, possibly founded by Thomas de Shocklach. Standing against the steep banks of a brook, the circular motte is encased by a ditch with counterscarp bank. To the east Shocklach Castle, is a D-shaped moated enclosure, which is possibly a later adaptation of the bailey. The motte has a dense cover of trees, so it is best viewed in winter. 3 miles north-west is Holt Castle and 5 miles south-east at Malpas is Castle Hill.


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Shocklach Motte is located east of Castletown, north of Castletown Lane. 11 miles south of Chester, on the B5130.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Shocklach Motte pictures and large castle map
Shocklach Motte Picture 1Shocklach Motte Picture 2Castle Map of the Area

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