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Totternhoe Castle
Bedfordshire, England
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Remaining earthworks
Coordinates 51°53′20″N 0°34′49″W / 51.8889°N 0.5803°W / 51.8889; -0.5803Coordinates: 51°53′20″N 0°34′49″W / 51.8889°N 0.5803°W / 51.8889; -0.5803
Type Motte-and-bailey
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Condition Earthworks

Totternhoe Castle was a Norman castle in Totternhoe. Bedfordshire. Only earthworks survive. It is a Scheduled Monument, and part of Totternhoe Knolls Site of Special Scientific Interest.

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Totternhoe Castle overlooks the village of Totternhoe in Bedfordshire, near the town of Dunstable. Built during the Norman period, probably during the years of the Anarchy, it is of a motte-and-bailey design, with two baileys rather than the more usual one. A wide ditch protects three sides of the castle, with the fourth protected by the edge of the chalk hill on which the castle is situated.

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