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    How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

    Posted by James C the legend one on 4/6/2023, 16:56:31

    Someries is just a few bricks and not Norman

    Did the Romans ,Vikings and Normans avoid Bedfordshire for a reason.

      Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

      Posted by E1 on 4/6/2023, 19:47:49, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

      The ward of Farley Hill had one, if not two, once.

        Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

        Posted by TRFT on 4/6/2023, 19:36:37, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

        https://www.britainexpress.com/attractions.htm?attraction=2137

          Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

          Posted by Brad Garlinghouse on 4/6/2023, 18:34:29, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

          Nigel DíAlbini a Norman Baron owned Cainhoe castle between Clophill and Shefford .

            Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

            Posted by HappyHourAgain on 4/6/2023, 17:35:04, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

            Thatís bullshit, I found 3 in the phonebook, do your homework

              Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

              Posted by Madpig on 4/6/2023, 17:17:50, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

              They didn't, nor did the Saxons.

                Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                Posted by RADSB on 4/6/2023, 17:15:45, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                Falkes de Breaute built one next to St Mary's Church. They found the drawbridge when they built the Uni Library. Lea Road has the curve of the moat. Another was built on the site of Matalan but only last 20 years or so. Both were wood. There's another one near Hexton again wood on a mound. Pirton too.

                  Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                  Posted by Dave Hedgehog on 4/6/2023, 17:11:56, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                  I can think of at least 10.

                  The majority of these have little left now save for earthworks.

                    Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                    Posted by Alien Nate on 4/6/2023, 17:08:23, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                    Maybe they were repelled in someone's back garden and then fled north 😜

                      Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                      Posted by since 63 on 4/6/2023, 17:03:40, in reply to "How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                      no, the A5 (watling street) goes through Dunstable, starts Sandwich,Kent (Richborough castle) and ends somewhere near Shrewsbury. Built by the Romans.

                        Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                        Posted by ADHDHAT on 5/6/2023, 3:17:34, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                        The route predates the Romans by several centuries.

                          Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                          Posted by James C the legend one on 4/6/2023, 17:07:53, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                          Doesnt the A5 actually run towards Anglesey

                            Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                            Posted by Godders on 4/6/2023, 17:10:06, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                            Yes, All the way to Holyhead in fact.

                              Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                              Posted by since 63 on 4/6/2023, 17:14:48, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                              correct, but i am not sure the Roman road went that far NW. i am sure a more informed hatter will know the answer.

                                Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                                Posted by Godders on 4/6/2023, 17:21:38, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                                You're last sentence was a little unnecessary!

                                  Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                                  Posted by since 63 on 4/6/2023, 17:28:46, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                                  Godders ol chap, i wasn't having a pop at you, more at myself for my lack of complete knowledge of the subject matter. i don't think i have ever had a pop at another poster (although i possibly have)

                                    Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                                    Posted by James C the legend one on 4/6/2023, 17:25:25, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                                    I knew exactly where it starts and ends- i visit many many castles when on my travels. The A6 runs through Cumbria yes the same A6 we have in Beds

                                      Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                                      Posted by Godders on 4/6/2023, 18:00:49, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                                      Indeed. As well as bit of a kit geek, I'm also a bit of a road geek too - as well as railways but we'll leave that for now!

                                      This is one of my favourite websites:

                                      https://pathetic.org.uk/



                                        Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles

                                        Posted by Malc on 4/6/2023, 19:04:05, in reply to "Re: How come Bedforshire has no Norman castles"

                                        My grandson would love a chat with you.
                                        He is fascinated by roads and their numbering. Has loved trains from an early age, now fascinated by fast cars.
                                        And now he is a Hatter! 🤠🧡

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