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Kirby Muxloe Castle, Leicestershire

Kirby Muxloe Castle

Kirby Muxloe Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe in Leicestershire.

The castle was begun in 1480 by William Hastings, First Baron Hastings, during the period of the Wars of the Roses. He already owned a manor house on the site (some of the original manor house foundations are visible as ruins within the enclosure of the castle), for which he planned to totally redevelop. His ambition was to create a fortified residence on a rectangular plan enclosed by walls, towers and a moat. (Read more)