1840 tithe map showing the Union Workhouse within the bailey. The banks of the bailey are clearly marked at this time.

The Motte

The distinctive motte or castle mound stands 12 metres high.

The path leading up to the summit was cut into the mound by the early 19th century. There may originally have been a wide set of steps up the motte supported by the chambers of the curtain wall.

The squarish corners on top of the motte might indicate the position of the stone tower of the late Norman Keep.

Some time in 1562 a windmill was built on the remains of the motte, by Nicholas Culter for the Cornwallis Family.

Follow the route below to get to the next point in the Bailey.