Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Braybrooke Castle

Another reason for visiting Braybrooke was to examine the remains of its castle. Extensive googling suggests that it was no more than a fortified manor house and that many of the earthworks you can see today are the remains of the fishponds that surrounded it. Pastscape gives a concise summary of the evidence.

Still, I would like to thank the members of the Braybrooke Field Walking Group (Bovine Section) for their help in demonstrating the lie of the land. Shades of Little Oxendon.

The manor house was demolished in the early 17th century and replaced by a farmhouse that lasted until about 1960, though it had long been empty. I believe the picture below shows that farmhouse's brewhouse, which still survives on the site.

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