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Clare Castle, Clare, , Suffolk, England



 



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Notes: William the Conqueror granted the land to Richard Fitz Gilbert, founder of the de Clare family, after the Norman invasion in 1066. The first structure on the site was a wooden castle which was erected around 1070 on a high motte overlooking two baileys. In the 12th or 13th century, a stone castle was erected by later members of the de Clare family. The castle was later strengthened with stone walls on top of the earthen banks, three towers, and a gateway.

All that remains now is a high mound with a ruined tower. The extensive earth ramparts, which cover approximately 20 acres, have been developed into a city park named Clare Castle Country Park.

Latitude: 52.0768997222222, Longitude: 0.582


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1 PLANTAGENET Joan, Of Acre  23 Apr 1307Clare Castle, Clare, , Suffolk, England I10256 One Big Family Tree