Shocklach Castle

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Shocklach Castle is an earthwork enclosure, fortress or fortified manor house, the successor to Shocklach Motte. The low 13th century embanked platform, with the remains of its defensive wide ditch, stands against the slope of a brook. Directly across the road you will find Shocklach Motte which is a Norman earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded by Thomas de Shocklach. Standing against the steep banks of a brook, the large motte is encased by a ditch unfortunately the bailey has been damaged and it has a dense cover of trees so it is best viewed in winter.

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Shocklach Motte

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Shocklach Castle and Motte are located east of Castletown, north of Castletown Lane. 11 miles south of Chester, on the B5130.
The site is visible from the road.
Car parking is by the side of the road.

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Free

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