Coleridge Way

Nether Stowey Castle

Nether Stowey Castle

Castle Hill was once known as St Michael's Hill after the 1154 chapel built on the site of Nether Stowey Castle. Nearby were a medieval kiln and a later corn mill. The motte and bailey castle was built sometime before the chapel, on the site of an earlier fort developed during the 11th century, and it is thought to have replaced an even earlier castle in Over Stowey. Only the foundations of the keep remain, and it is thought the castel may have been destroyed during the 12th century civil war.

 

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