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Abingdon Abbey: St. Mary’s Abbey: Abbandun.
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Abingdon Abbey: St. Mary’s Abbey: Abbandun.

  Abingdon Oxfordshire OSGB – SU 5005 9716 Scheduled Monument Monument Numbers – 237919, 1311784   Abingdon Abbey is a Medieval Abbey, church and Benedictine Monastery, with a fortified gatehouse....
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West Derby Castle
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West Derby Castle

It is not the majesty of a building that dictates its history, but the people, events and daily moments that produce its legends, myths and folklore. Unfortunately most are being...
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Blog – Peel Castle; Castle Peel; Cashtal Purt ny h-Inshey; Sodor.
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Blog – Peel Castle; Castle Peel; Cashtal Purt ny h-Inshey; Sodor.

  St. Patrick’s Isle, Isle of Man. OSGB – SC 24100 84500. Ancient Monument.   Mesolithic; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Viking; Ealy Monsatic; Cathedral; Castle. St. Patrick’s Isle is also...
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Blog – Varrich Castle; Castle Varrich; Caisteal Bharraich; Caistel a Bharrwick; Doun Vorrich; Barr Castle; Bar-Castle.
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Blog – Varrich Castle; Castle Varrich; Caisteal Bharraich; Caistel a Bharrwick; Doun Vorrich; Barr Castle; Bar-Castle.

  Tongue, Sutherland. OSGB – NC 58081 56753. Scheduled Monument. Monument Number – 1896.   Secular Tower; Pele Tower. The site overlooks the Kyle of Tongue near its head on...
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Blog – Eagle Preceptory; Old Eagle; Eagle Wood House; Eagle Hall.
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Blog – Eagle Preceptory; Old Eagle; Eagle Wood House; Eagle Hall.

Lincolnshire. OSGB – SK 86484 65676 Scheduled Monumnet. Monument Number – 1008316.   Moated Knights Templar Hospital: Knights Hospitaller Site. This site is one of the only two Templar hospitals...
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Blog – Garn Fawr Castle Mound; Garn Fawr Circle; Castell Waunllannu; Cnwe; Yr hen goer (The Old Castle).
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Blog – Garn Fawr Castle Mound; Garn Fawr Circle; Castell Waunllannu; Cnwe; Yr hen goer (The Old Castle).

  Carmarthenshire, Wales. OSGB – SN 396237. Coflein Monument Number – 303724. Norman Ringwork Castle. The site dates from between c.1066-1540 and has not yet had any serious archaeological investigation....
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Blog – Star Castle; Stella Marie; Star of Mary; Hugh Fort; Heugh Fort.
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Blog – Star Castle; Stella Marie; Star of Mary; Hugh Fort; Heugh Fort.

  Garrison Hill, St.Mary’s Scilly Isles. OSGB – SV 89883 10592. Scheduled Monument. Monument Number 15486. Grade I Listed Building.   Artillery Fort. Fortress. Star Castle was built under the...
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Blog – Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory; Scelgei; Spengay; Shenegeye; Shengy; Shengay; Shingay Preceptory.
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Blog – Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory; Scelgei; Spengay; Shenegeye; Shengy; Shengay; Shingay Preceptory.

Shingay-cum-Wendy, Cambridgeshire. OSGB – TL 31033 47324. Scheduled Ancient Monument.   Moated site. Knights Hospitaller Preceptory. The Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory was an early Preceptory site and one of the first...
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Blog – Hen Domen: Hêndomen: Montgomery Castle: Old Montgomery Castle.
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Blog – Hen Domen: Hêndomen: Montgomery Castle: Old Montgomery Castle.

  Powys, Wales. OSGB – SO213980. Scheduled Monument.   Medieval timber motte and bailey castle. This site is the most systematically excavated timber castle site in Europe. Owing to it...
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Blog – Mersea Fort: Fort Mersea: Mersea Blockhouse: East Mersea Blockhouse: Mersea Tudor Blockhouse: Cudmore Grove Blockhouse.

  Mersea Island, Essex. OSGB – TM 07195 15166. Scheduled Monument.   A Henry VIII Device Fort. The fort/blockhouse is situated at the eastern end of Mersea Island in the...
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Blog – Moridunum Fort: Muridunum: Carmarthen: Carmarthen Roman Town: Caer Moridunum: Caer-foddin: Caer-fryddin.
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Blog – Moridunum Fort: Muridunum: Carmarthen: Carmarthen Roman Town: Caer Moridunum: Caer-foddin: Caer-fryddin.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. OSGB – SN 41650 20330. Scheduled Monument.   Roman Auxiliary Fort. It is generally known that the name translates to Sea Fort, or Fort by The Sea. This...
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Blog – Ardotalia: Melandra: Melandra Castle.
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Blog – Ardotalia: Melandra: Melandra Castle.

Glossop, Derbyshire. OSGB – SK 00910 95050. Scheduled Monument. Scheduled Monument Number – 1004595.   Roman Fort. Possible Roman Marching Camp. Melandra is situated on a promontory and overlooks the...
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Blog – Reculver: Reculver Roman Fort: Regulbium.
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Blog – Reculver: Reculver Roman Fort: Regulbium.

Reculver, Kent. OSGB – TR 22778 69284. Scheduled Monument Monument Number – 1018784.   Roman fort. Saxon Shore Fort. Saxon Minster. The fort covered around 3.2 hectares. The walls measured...
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Blog – Middlewich Roman Fort: King Street Roman Fort: Salinae: Condate.
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Blog – Middlewich Roman Fort: King Street Roman Fort: Salinae: Condate.

Middlewich, Cheshire. OSGB – SJ 70221 66954. Scheduled Monument. Monument Number 12615.   Roman Auxiliary Fort. Occupied mid first to late second centuries AD. Situated just north of Middlewich, the...
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Blog – Kirkandrews Tower.
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Blog – Kirkandrews Tower.

Kirkandrews-on-Esk, Cumbria. OSGB – NY 38914 71928 Grade II Listed Building.   Tower House/Pele Tower. Situated in an area of the Borders known as the Disputed Land, also referred to...
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Blog – Embleton Tower: Embleton Pele Tower: The Old Vicarage: Turris de Emyldon.
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Blog – Embleton Tower: Embleton Pele Tower: The Old Vicarage: Turris de Emyldon.

Embleton, Northumberland. OSGB - NU 23053 22444. Grade I Listed Building.   Pele Tower. Vicar’s Pele. Embleton Tower is a three storey pele tower. It includes two vaulted rooms in...
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Blog – Mervinslaw Pele House: Mervinslaw Tower: Mervins Law: Zearwingnslawe: Zernwingslaw.
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Blog – Mervinslaw Pele House: Mervinslaw Tower: Mervins Law: Zearwingnslawe: Zernwingslaw.

  Southdean, Scottish Borders. OSGB – NT 67206 11745. Scheduled Monument.   Pele Tower. Sited above Old Jedworth town, the tower has extensive views in all directions. Mervinslaw Tower is...
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Blog – Oliver Castle: Oliver’s Castle: Olivercastle: Castrum Oliveri.
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Blog – Oliver Castle: Oliver’s Castle: Olivercastle: Castrum Oliveri.

Tweedsmuir, Peebles, Scotland.   Symon de Fresel de cele gent Le ot noire à rosettes de argent….     Pele Tower. Located on the Scottish Borders. The exact location of...
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Blog – The Mounts: Mounts Moat.
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Blog – The Mounts: Mounts Moat.

  Pachesham, Leatherhead, Surrey. OSGB – TQ 15442 57823 Scheduled Monument.   Medieval Moated Site. Mounts Moat is situated in the Manor of Pachesham, which originally included Leatherhead. The site...
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Blog – Tetchwick Moat: Tetchwick Farm Moat: Touching-Wyke: Tochingwwicke: Tochinguuiche: Tochingewicke: Togwiche: Totingewiche.
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Blog – Tetchwick Moat: Tetchwick Farm Moat: Touching-Wyke: Tochingwwicke: Tochinguuiche: Tochingewicke: Togwiche: Totingewiche.

  Ludgershall, Buckinghamshire. OSGB – SP 67909 18823.   Medieval moat. The moat measures 70 m by 60 m and originally stood in the Forest of Bernwood. Little is known...
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