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Gilmorton Motte
SP 570-879 Leicestershire England

Gilmorton MotteGilmorton Motte is a large flat-topped Norman earthwork motte, encased by a wide wet ditch. Leading westward, from the low motte, are the remains of a wet ditch, which could indicate a possible position of a bailey. To the west, of this timber castle, is a medieval moated platform and two rectangular fishponds. 6 miles south is Shawell Castle and 7 miles north-west is Sapcote Castle.


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Gilmorton Motte is located in the village centre, off Church Lane. 11 miles south of Leicester, on the A5460-A426.

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

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for motte pictures Gilmorton Motte Picture 1Gilmorton Motte Picture 2 and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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