Buckton Castle built during time of "complete anarchy"

Buckton Castle in Cheshire, England was occupied for only 100 years, according to archaeologists from the  University of Salford, who have been working on the ruin. The castle was built to protect the area from Scottish invaders.

The 12th century struggle for the throne of England between Stephen and Matilda left the northern border in a state of "complete anarchy" causing nobles such as the Earl of Chester, who built Buckton Castle in Stalybridge, to look for ways to protect their lands.