Bottreaux Castle


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Post Medieval
Post Office

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

Cornwall Council


Forrabury and Minster

Parliamentary Constituency

North Cornwall

Grid Reference

SN099099 (209945, 90846)

WGS84 Coordinates

50.6856, -4.69082

Nearest Postcode

PL35 0AU

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Site of former Wesleyan Chapel of 1837, now a post office.

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User-Submitted Notes

Built by William Botterell c1180 on a steep prominence in the Jordan Valley beside what is now Dunn Street, from the Cornish 'dun' or castle. Motte and bailey type. Originally wood atop a flat topped conical mound. Later stone built.
William of Worcester 1461 -'Castrum vocatum Botreaux Castel distat per duo militaria ultra Tintagel Castel.'
Carew 1602 - 'The diversified rooms of a prison in the castle for both sexes, better preserved by the inhabitants memory than by their own endurance, show the same, heretofore, to have existed some large juisdiction.'
Stonework removed from the site can be seen in buildings about the village.

A Knight, 30 April 2015

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