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Bakewell Castle
SK 221-688 Derbyshire England

Bakewell CastleBakewell Castle is a 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, possibly founded during the Anarchy, in the reign of King Stephen. The motte has a shallow depression in the top and is partly encased by a ditch, which divides it from its large bailey. With a rubble rampart of an earlier but undetermined date, the probably square bailey maybe a small thengal burh. Excavations between 1969 and 1971, found only intermittent occupation of the castle. 2 miles south is Haddon Hall and 8 miles south-west is Pilsbury Castle.

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Bakewell Castle is located on high ground, east of the town, off Burre Close. 16 miles south-west of Sheffield, on the A625-A619.

The site is freely accessible in daylight hours.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

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