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|County||Shropshire (13 castles)||Categories||Stone|
|Remains||Small amount survives||Access||At any reasonable time|
|Comments||Built overlooking the River Severn. Not much to see but as it's free that's not much a of a problem. How about visiting the Severn Valley Railway at the same time.|
|Location||52.5314,-2.4186||Directions||Directions via Google Maps|
|Shropshire (13 castles)|
|Small amount survives|
|At any reasonable time|
|Built overlooking the River Severn. Not much to see but as it's free that's not much a of a problem. How about visiting the Severn Valley Railway at the same time.|
|Directions via Google Maps|
Athelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, built a burh first at Shrewsbury and then at Bridgnorth.The defences were needed to protect the people from the Danes.
The castle at Bridgnorth was surrendered to King Henry I.
As part of his attempt to subdue the Barons who had become too powerful during the civil war, Henry took the castle at Scarborough from William of Aumale and Bridgnorth from Hugh Mortimer.
King Henry II captured the castle at Bridgnorth from Hugh de Mortimer who had taken possession of the fortress during the reign of King Stephen.
Work on the tower at the castle of Bridgnorth progressed between 1166 and 1174.
Work was carried out on the outer defences at Bridgnorth.
Simon's son was sent to London to raise money and troops. He diverted back through Winchester which was loyal to the king and then moved through Oxford and Northampton. Edward (I) moved from Worcester to Bridgnorth destroying bridges and means of allowing Simon who was on the Welsh side of the Avon from crossing back. The people of Bristol, friendly to Simon's cause sent ships to Newport to help Simon cross, but they were intercepted and destroyed by Edward.
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