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Monument Number 328415

Hob Uid: 328415
Location :
Grid Ref : SP0411043670
Summary : A Medieval adulterine castle was erected at Bengeworth to prey on Evesham during Stephen's reign and was destroyed by Abbott William between 1149 and 1159.
More information : (SP 04114367) Castle (NR) (Site of). Castle Ditch (NR)
(Site of) (1)

An adulterine castle was erected at the head of Bengeworth Bridge during Stephen's reign, but was destroyed to the foundations by Abbot William (1149-1159) of Evesham. A plot of ground adjacent to "the north-east angle" of the bridge was still known in the early part of the 19th century as 'the castle'. Considerable traces of the moat, connected to the Avon by its north and south ditches, were also to be seen though said to be arched over. (2-3)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 1:500 1885
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Worcester: volume two
Source details : (N M Trenholme)
Page(s) : 398-9
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Vol(s) : 1906
Source Number : 3
Source details : History of Evesham 1834 100 (G May)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1159
Monument Start Date : 1135
Monument Type : Adulterine Castle
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 04 SW 22
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