Cheveley Castle facts for kids
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|Cheveley, Cambridgeshire, England|
|Type||Fortified manor house in an Edwardian style|
|Condition||Only limited masonry survives|
Cheveley Castle was built by Sir John Pulteney, a merchant-financier and Lord Mayor of London, around 1341 on the outskirts of the village of Cheveley. The castle was built in an Edwardian style, with four circular towers, gatehouse and a bailey wall, on an elaborate moated site north-west of the village. It is the only castle of its type to have been built in Cambridgeshire, and was probably intended less for defence than as a high-status hunting lodge - in the 14th century, Cheveley was at the centre of a deer park. The moat at Cheveley may have inspired other, similar moated designs across the eastern region.
The castle deteroriated after the early 17th-century, and today only limited masonry remains exist on the site, which is a scheduled monument.
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