Hallaton Castle

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Hallaton Castle earthworks, 2006

Hallaton Castle was situated to the west of the village of Hallaton, which lies some 20 km to the south-east of the city of Leicester (grid reference SP780967).

This was an interesting motte and bailey castle with an additional rectangular enclosure now surviving as an earthwork, 118 feet (36 m) high, and 630 feet (190 m) in circumference, on which stood the keep, occupying, with the outworks, about 2 acres (8,100 m2) of ground.

The earthworks only are present today.


Coordinates: 52°33′45″N 0°51′03″W / 52.56255°N 0.85078°W / 52.56255; -0.85078