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Shell keep of the type that may have existed at Ullerwood Castle
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Ullerwood Castle, also known as Ullersford Castle,[a]Also Ullenwood, Uttersford, Ullerwada, Ullerwda. Castlewood, Bollin, Oversleyford[1] is an early medieval fortification, possibly a shell keep, in Ringway, Greater Manchester, England.[2] The only contemporary reference to it appears in a document of 1173, stating that the Norman knight Hamo de Massey held the castles of Ullerwood and DunhamEarly medieval moated motte and bailey castle just to the northwest of present-day Dunham Massey Hall in Greater Manchester, England. during the revolt against King Henry II that year.[3] The present-day site lies beneath a modern house.[4]




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