Brimpsfield Castle facts for kids
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Site of Brimpsfield Castle
|Public footpaths cross the site|
|Official name||Brimpsfield Castle Mound|
|Designated||17 August 1948|
|Condition||Demolished, only earthworks remain|
|Built||11th Century and rebuilt in stone in the mid 12th Century|
|John Giffard, 2nd Lord of Brimpsfield (d.1322)|
Brimpsfield Castle was a castle in the village of
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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