Lingen Castle: Lingeyne

  • Lingen, Herefordshire.
  • Scheduled Monument.

 

Medieval earthworks, possible Welsh border castle. Possible stone keep, circular motte with bailey on the west side measuring 19 m diameter at its top and standing 6.7 m high from the bottom of the ditch. The bailey was almost square.

Traces of a curtain wall.

May be a Celtic name meaning ‘clear stream’.

 

1256                            Sir John de Lingen was knighted by Edward I.

1461-1483                   Sir John de Lingen was the Sheriff of Herefordshire.

20 C                            Inner rampart remains can be seen.

 

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