SK 221-688 Derbyshire England
Bakewell 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.