Hilltop History – Was There A Castle On Shaftesbury’s Castle Hill?

Was there a castle on Shaftesbury’s Castle Hill? Alfred’s Alex Wynter has been investigating.

Alex asks Shaftesbury archaeologist Julian Richards for his opinion.

Our report into Castle Hill’s origins takes us back to the first English Civil War of the 12th century. Bob Kelley provides a history refresher on that conflict, known as The Anarchy. It might have constituted the most serious threat to the security of Shaftesbury since the Vikings.