Hartshill Castle


Hartshill Castle

Hartshill Castle was in the village of Hartshill on the outskirts of Nuneaton, Warwickshire (gbmapping|SP325942).

It was built as a motte and bailey castle in the 12th century by Hugh de Hardreshull. In 1330, it was rebuilt by John de Hardreshull.

In the 16th century, Michael and Edmund Parker founded a fortified, castellated, four-gabled timber-framed manor house in the north east angle of the bailey. The greater part of the house has collapsed.

The earthworks of the castle and remains of the house are still present. The site is privately owned.

References

* [http://www.webspinners.org.uk/weddingtoncastle2/new_page_47.htm Hartshill Castle 1]
* [http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_midlands/140/hartshill.html Hartshill Castle 2]
* [http://homepage.mac.com/philipdavis/English%20sites/3530.html Hartshill Castle 3]
*Fry, Plantagenet Somerset, "The David & Charles Book of Castles", David & Charles, 1980. ISBN 0-7153-7976-3


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