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Skipsea Castle was built on Iron Age mound, excavation reveals

Earthwork in Yorkshire is 1,500 years older than previously thought and likely to have been a burial mound When the Normans decided to set their mark on Skipsea in Yorkshire, within 20 years of the 1066 invasion, they didn’t bother to build a new mound for their motte-and-bailey castle: instead they upcycled the massive earth mound they found waiting for them, dominating the landscape as it had for the previous 1,500 years.
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