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Remains of Waytemore Castle, Bishop's Stortford

Description: Remains of Waytemore Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 18 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 160900

OS Grid Reference: TL4897621447
OS Grid Coordinates: 548976, 221447
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8717, 0.1625

Location: A1250, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 2JW

Locality: Bishop's Stortford
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: CM23 2JW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Waytemore Castle: a Motte and Bailey Castle Immediately South of the River Stort, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


Remains of
Waytemore Castle
TL 4921 SW:4/12, 3/12, 6/12 18.10.49
TL 4821 SE
TL 42 SE


Reamins of Cll and C12 motte and bailey castle. Earthwork mound, flint walling.
Large oval motte, 40 ft high, with ruins of C12 shell keep on top perimeter. Remains
of chambers in north-east and south-east angles. Roughly pentagonal bailey to south
has water courses on 4 sides. Now public tennis courts and gardens; wooded with grand
avenue. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (RCHM (1911)).

Listing NGR: TL4897621447

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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