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Brimpsfield Castle
Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire
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Site of Brimpsfield Castle
Coordinates 51°48′50″N 2°5′10″W / 51.81389°N 2.08611°W / 51.81389; -2.08611
Type Motte Castle
Site information
Open to
the public
Public footpaths cross the site
Official name Brimpsfield Castle Mound
Designated 17 August 1948
Reference no. 1003343
Condition Demolished, only earthworks remain
Site history
Built 11th Century and rebuilt in stone in the mid 12th Century
Demolished 1322
Battles/wars Despenser War
Garrison information
John Giffard, 2nd Lord of Brimpsfield (d.1322)

Brimpsfield Castle was a castle in the village of

Brimpsfield in the county of Gloucestershire, England, between Gloucester and Cirencester.

Brimpsfield Castle
Brimpsfield Castle today

It is likely that the first castle was built after the Norman invasion. Then, in the 12th or 13th century, it was rebuilt in stone. The owner, John Giffard, 2nd Lord of Brimpsfield, rebelled against King Edward II and was executed in 1322. The castle was then destroyed.

Today the remains consist of a mound with an outer bank and ditch and the foundations of a gatehouse.

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