Luton Castle facts for kids
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|Luton, Bedfordshire, England|
|Condition||No visible remains|
12th Century Castle
It was a timber motte-and-bailey structure built in 1139 and demolished in 1154 following a truce.
13th Century Castle
Another castle on a different site was built in 1221 but was destroyed around 1224 or 1225. Earthworks and associated bailey survived but were removed.
An excavation was done in 2002, revealing a steep ditch.
The site is now home to Matalan, a discount store. Nothing visible remains of either castle.
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