|Brompton Regis, Somerset, England|
In Bury Wood (geograph 3333835).jpg|
The site of Bury Castle (to the right of the road)
|Type||Hillfort and later motte and bailey castle|
Bury Castle near Brompton Regis in the English county of Somerset was an Iron Age univallate hillfort which was reused with the creation of a motte after the Norman Conquest. It has been scheduled as an ancient monument.
Iron Age fortEdit
In the late 1130s, a civil war, known as the Anarchy, broke out in England between the supporters of King Stephen and the Empress Matilda. A motte and bailey castle was built on the Bury Castle side, probably by William de Say. In 1198 Richard I confirmed that Brompton should be part of the inheritance of Matilda.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Bury Castle". Historic England. https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1006170. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- ↑ "MSO8841 - Bury Castle, Brompton Regis". Exmoor National Park. https://www.exmoorher.co.uk/hbsmr-web/record.aspx?UID=MSO8841-Bury-Castle-Brompton-Regis&pageid=16&mid=9. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Bury Castle, Brompton Regis, Gatehouse website, accessed 16 July 2011.
- ↑ Dunning, Robert (1995). Somerset Castles. Tiverton: Somerset Books. pp. 30–31. ISBN 978-0-86183-278-1.
- ↑ Creighton, O.H. (2005). "Castles and Landscapes: Power, Community and Fortification in Medieval England.". Equinox. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-904768-67-8.
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