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Cardinham Castle
SX 126-680 Cornwall England

Cardinham Castle is probably an 11th century earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Richard fitz Turold. The motte with its level south-eastern bailey, stands at the end of a steep-sided spur above a confluence of streams. There is no trace of the entrance and the north-south double bank and ditch to the east of the bailey is probably a flanking work. The motte has been extensively mutilated on its top by surface stone digging and the east side of the motte and bailey have also been cut away. Visit pending. 7 miles south is Restormel Castle.


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Cardinham Castle is located south of the village centre, at Old Cardinham Castle. 16 miles north-east of St Austell, on the A390.

The site can be visited with permission from the landowner.

Car parking is by the side of the road.

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