kids encyclopedia robot

Bolbec Castle facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bolbec Castle
Buckinghamshire, England
Bolebec Castle mound - - 261792.jpg
Bolebec Castle motte
Bolbec Castle is located in Buckinghamshire
Bolbec Castle
Bolbec Castle
Coordinates 51°52′49″N 0°50′22″W / 51.880356°N 0.839559°W / 51.880356; -0.839559
Type Castle
Site information
Condition Demolished
Site history
Materials Masonry

Bolbec Castle or Bolebec Castle, was a castle in the village of Whitchurch, Buckinghamshire, England.


The motte and bailey castle was illegally built for Hugh II de Bolbec, Lord of Whitchurch during the Anarchy of 1147 and its building was criticized by Pope Eugene III.

It is thought to have had a masonry keep and the deep defences of the motte enhanced naturally defensive ground. The triangular bailey is now separated from its motte by Castle Lane.

Oliver Cromwell was responsible for its destruction in the English Civil War (1642–51).

The surviving earthworks are a scheduled monument.

kids search engine
Bolbec Castle Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.