Brinklow Castle, Warwickshire

The motte of Brinklow Castle is huge, over 20m across, and is surrounded by an impressive bailey making it one of the better examples in the Midlands of a motte and bailey Castle.

It was built, like so many of its kind, around 1100 probably by the Earl of Leicester, or his tenants the de Mowbrays.  By 1276 the Castle was under the Earldom of Lancaster instead. No stonework seems to have been supplied to the Castle, so it was probably abandoned not long after that period.

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