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Stansted Mountfitchet Castle

On Tuesday 20th March, Year 3 embarked on a journey back in time when we invaded Stansted Mountfitchet Castle. Having scaled the steep hill, we were impressed by what we saw behind the wooden-staked fence.

Traditionally a motte-and-bailey castle, Stansted Mountfitchet was built on top of a man-made earth mound (motte) and contained an inner and an outer courtyard (bailey) belonging to the rich baron and the villagers. First we explored the outer village, fed the animals and tried out the different tools for punishments. Next we ventured into the grand inner courtyard and investigated what it would be like to be a rich person living in 1066. After lunch with the peacocks, we briefly delved into a later time period and examined toys through the ages at the House on the Hill Toy museum. 

A great day was had by all. Please enjoy the photos.
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