Steps and Cliff at Castle Close Fillongley

Description of this historic site

The site of a cliff thought to have been formed by the quarrying of stone for the medieval castle at Castle Yard, Fillongley. Steps, which predate the Imperial period but have not yet been more accurately dated, can be seen cut into the cliff face.

Notes about this historic site

1 On private land known as Castle Yard which formed part of complex of Victorian farm buildings of Castle Farm. Steps to the right of the Old Granary and on land belonging to the Old Granary. Steps are cut of sandstone pieces set into the sandstone cliff and appear on plans of the Victorian farm buildings. Brick supports are 18th and 19th century brick. Records indicate that the cliff face was formed as a result of quarrying for stone for the Norman Castle and Church and / or were removed from the castle itself.

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