Pulford Castle


Pulford Castle

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Cheshire
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Pulford Castle is in the village of Pulford, Chester, England. It is located immediately to the south of St Mary's Church (gbmapping|SJ375587). It is listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument.cite web |title=Pulford Castle: Monument no. 66937 |url=http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=66937 |publisher=Pastscape.org.uk |accessdate=2008-01-27]

History

The castle is a small motte and bailey guarding the crossing of Pulford Brook, which forms the border between England and Wales, and adjacent to the Wrexham-Chester road. [cite web |url=http://www.castlewales.com/pulford.html |title=Pulford Castle |accessdate=2008-01-27 |last=Davis |first=Philip |authorlink= |coauthors= |date= |year= |month= |format= |work= |publisher=Castle of Wales |pages= ] It was founded in the 12th century by Robert de Pulford. It is recorded that it was garrisoned in 1403 against Owen Glendower. [cite web |url=http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_midlands/117/pulfordcastle.htm |title=Pulford Castle |accessdate=2008-01-27 |publisher=CastleUK.net ] Only the earthworks remain.

Notes

External links

Photographs of the earthworks:
* [http://www.ecastles.co.uk/pulford.html]
* [http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_midlands/117/pulfordcastlepicture1.htm]
* [http://www.thornber.net/cheshire/htmlfiles/pulford.html]

Further reading

*cite journal | quotes = | last =Reynolds | first =Susan | authorlink = | coauthors =Graeme White | date = | year = 1997-98| month = | title =A Survey of Pulford Castle | journal =Cheshire History | volume =37 | issue = | pages = | issn = | pmid = | doi = | id = | url = | language = | format = | accessdate = | laysummary = | laysource = | laydate = | quote =


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