Higham Ferrers Castle

Evie Godfrey

Higham Ferrers Castle was a large, medieval motte-and-bailey castle.

Motte-and-bailey castles consisted of a tower and fence built on top of a large mound of earth (the motte), with an enclosed courtyard below (the bailey).

Higham Ferrers Castle was built by William Peveral shortly after 1066. It was a large stone castle with two baileys and many buildings, defended by a tower, inner and outer gateways, and a deep moat with a drawbridge.  There are no visible remains today.