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Rothwell Castle
SE 342-283 Yorkshire England

Rothwell Castle Rothwell Castle was originally an 11th century timber castle or fortified manor house, founded by Ilbert de Lacy. From the 13th century, it was used as a royal hunting lodge, by the kings of England and was once owned by John of Gaunt. Standing high is a rubble core pillar from a rectangular building, with the buried foundations of a range of buildings nearby. In 1487, the ruinous castle was replaced by a timber framed house, which was sadly dismantled in 1977. By the stream is part of a fine masonry grout of the manorial corn mill, with a sluce gate slot.

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Rothwell Castle is located in the village centre, off Wood Lane. 6 miles south-east of Leeds, on the A61.

The site is visible from the road.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

Click here for a grout picture Rothwell Castle Picture and a castle map of the area Castle Map of the Area

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