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near Castle Cary, Somerset, England
Cary Castle stood on Lodge Hill overlooking the town of Castle Cary in Somerset. Only the earthworks of the motte and bailey castle now remain. Some of the stonework of the castle was used in the buildings of the town.
The motte and bailey castle was built after the Norman conquest either by Walter of Douai or by the following owners, the Perceval family. It was besieged by King Stephen in 1138, and again in 1153. The castle was abandoned by 1468 when owners moved to a manor house which was built beside it. The site was excavated in 1890, revealing the foundations of a square tower.
Other Castles in the Area
Farleigh Hungerford Castle, Somerset
Nunney Castle, Somerset
Old Sherborne Castle, Dorset
Sherborne Castle, Dorset