Potelle Castle

Potelle Castle, locally known as Château de Potelle, lies west of the hamlet of the same name, in the Nord department in France.

Potelle Castle may have been preceded by a castle built by the Lords of Mortagne dating back to the 13th century. The present castle was built in the early 14th by Gilles de Potelle.

In 1499 Potelle Castle was sold to Jean II Carondelet, councillor of the Great Duchal Council of Philip I of Castile.

Before 1700 the buildings which made up the eastern side of the castle dissappeared. It is not known if this was done to remove its defensive capability or to adapt the castle to a more comfortable way of living.

At present Potelle Castle is privately owned and can not be visited. A very nice castle.


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Potelle Castle

Potelle Castle, locally known as Château de Potelle, lies west of the hamlet of the same name, in the Nord department in France.

Potelle Castle may have been preceded by a castle built by the Lords of Mortagne dating back to the 13th century. The present castle was built in the early 14th by Gilles de Potelle.

In 1499 Potelle Castle was sold to Jean II Carondelet, councillor of the Great Duchal Council of Philip I of Castile.

Before 1700 the buildings which made up the eastern side of the castle dissappeared. It is not known if this was done to remove its defensive capability or to adapt the castle to a more comfortable way of living.

At present Potelle Castle is privately owned and can not be visited. A very nice castle.


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View the embedded image gallery online at:
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