Totnes Castle was first built as a motte and bailey castle by Judhael of Brittany shortly after the Norman Conquest in 1066 AD. It is situated on high ground in close proximity to the River Dart and overlooks Totnes town, which dates back to Saxon times.
1086 AD - Skipsea Castle (motte & bailey). This is a reconstruction drawing of Skipsea castle. It is a well-preserved motte and bailey castle. It was built at some time between 1071 and 1086. It is located south of Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, on the B1249 road.
Totnes Castle is one of the best preserved examples of a Norman motte and bailey castle in England. It is situated in the town of Totnes on the River Dart in Devon. The surviving stone keep and curtain wall date from around the 14th century.