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Schedule List of castles in Greater Manchester for April 7; see that article's history for attribution
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|title=The standing remains of [[Radcliffe Tower]].
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|blurb=There are nine ”'[[List of castles in Greater Manchester|castles in Greater Manchester]]”’, a [[metropolitan county]] in [[North West England|North West]] [[England]]. They consist of four [[motte-and-bailey]]s, three fortified [[manor house]]s, an [[enclosure castle]], and a possible [[shell keep]]. Four of Greater Manchester’s castles are [[Scheduled monuments in Greater Manchester|scheduled monuments]]: [[Buckton Castle|Buckton]], [[Bury Castle, Greater Manchester|Bury]], [[Radcliffe Tower]] ”(pictured)”, and [[Watch Hill Castle|Watch Hill]]. The purpose of a castle was not simply militaristic, but was also considered to be a stamp of authority over the population of an area and a status symbol. Some would have acted as centres of trade and administration for a [[manorialism|manor]]. The earliest castles in Greater Manchester are Dunham and Watch Hill in Trafford, Ullerwood in Manchester, and Stockport Castle in Stockport. They were first recorded in 1173 as belonging to [[Revolt of 1173–1174|barons who had rebelled]] against [[Henry II of England|Henry II]].
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