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King John's Palace Clipstone
SK 603-648 Nottinghamshire England

King John's PalaceKing John's Palace is a mid 12th century royal fortified timber residence or hunting lodge, founded by King Henry II. Possibly built on the site of a chapel, founded by King Edwin of Northumbria, the palace was rebuilt in stone, in 1176-80. The site was encased by a ditch and a timber palisade, which was flanked by a great gate with chamber over. In 1244, King Henry III ordered a new hall, kitchen and a wardrobe to be built in wood. Ruinous by 1525 the three remaining walls, are probably the undercroft of large chambers with chapels, built by King Edward I in 1278-80. 8 miles north-east is Laxton Castle.


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King John's Palace is located in Kings Clipstone, off Mansfield Road. 19 miles north of Nottingham, on the A614-B6030.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


King John's Palace picture and large castle map
King John's Palace PictureCastle Map of the Area

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