An aerial view of Old Sarum, Wiltshire, UK showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site. When the settlement grew too big they needed to relocate so they decided to fire and arrow and where it landed they would build the new settlement, the arrow hit a deer and where the deer died they built Salisbury Cathedral

An aerial view of Old Sarum, Wiltshire, UK showing the motte and bailey castle and the remains of the Bishop's Palace. The Bishop's seat was transferred to nearby Salisbury in 1219 which gradually led to the decline of the Old Sarum site.

The motte and bailey defences of Launceston Castle in England

Launceston Castle (Cornish: Kastell Lannstefan) is located in the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

Okehampton Castle, Devon - England, A medieval motte and bailey castle built in 1068 by Baldwin FirzGilbert  photography by Steve Crampton

Okehampton Castle, Devon - England, A medieval motte and bailey castle built in 1068 by Baldwin FirzGilbert photography by Steve Crampton

Middleham (Home to King Richard III) - Middleham Castle in Wensleydale, in the county of North Yorkshire, England, was built by Robert Fitzrandolph, 3rd Lord of Middleham and Spennithorne, commencing in 1190. It was built near the site of an earlier motte and bailey castle.

Middleham Castle, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England, the childhood and later main home of Richard III. Richard's son was born at the castle and later died there. Building had started in 1190 near the site of an earlier motte and bailey castle.

Motte-and-bailey castle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (in relation to Possession)

A reconstruction of York in the century, showing the motte and bailey (motte castrale) fortifications of Old Baile (left) and York Castle (right).

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