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Codnor Castle
SK 434-449 Derbyshire England

Castle Codnor Castle was a Norman earth and timber enclosure fortress or fortified manor house, founded by William Peveril. In the 13th century, Henry de Gray founded the stone castle, by adding a citadel on the angle of a large inner bailey curtain wall. On the site of the platform, stands a ruinous first floor hall house, with fragments of lodgings built against a curtain wall, flanked by rectangular turrets. The two wards are divided by a curtain wall, flanked by a twin towered gatehouse and round angle towers. In the lower ward, is a length of high curtain wall with a projecting garderobe turret and a 17th century farmhouse, with earlier masonry. Sadly the site has been disturbed by ironstone quarrying, leaving only fragments of the surrounding wet ditches. 5 miles south-east is Greasley Castle and 9 miles south-west is Duffield Castle.

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Codnor Castle is located east of Codnor, at Castle Farm. 12 miles north-east of Derby, on the A38-A610.

The site is visible from a public footpath, which passes the castle from Castle Lane.

Car parking is by the side of the road and is accessed from Aldercar Lane.

Codnor Castle pictures and large castle map
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