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Wisbech Castle

History of Wisbech Castle

A motte and bailey castle was built here by the Normans in 1072. It was rebuilt in stone in 1087.

In Tudor times it was a prison.

The site was redeveloped in the C17 and C18 centuries. During the English Civil War the castle was armed with cannon and the drawbridge was repaired.


See also, Mike Osborn, Defending Cambridgeshire



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