County Council (Unitary)
Forrabury and Minster
SN099099 (209945, 90846)
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Site of former Wesleyan Chapel of 1837, now a post office.
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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