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Shawell Castle
SP 541-796 Leicestershire England

Shawell Castle Shawell Castle is a damaged 12th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded during the Anarchy, in the reign of King Stephen. The low circular flat-topped motte, retains part of its surrounding wide ditch and some distance to the south, stands a small circular earthwork mound. This mound was part, of a series of defensive bailey earthworks, that are known to have existed. 2 miles south-east is Lilbourne Castle and 6 miles north is Gilmorton Motte.


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Shawell Castle is located in the village centre, off the B1345. 5 miles north-east of Rugby, on the 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 a castle picture Shawell Castle Picture and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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