Deepwood Motte

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Deepwood Motte
Wooden Castle
The North and the location of Deepwood Motte
The North and the location of Deepwood Motte
Deepwood Motte

Artwork by lykhaon ©
Location Westeros, North
Government House Glover , Feudal Lord.
Religion Old gods

Deepwood Motte is the seat of House Glover in the North. It is a wooden motte-and-bailey castle. It lies in the northern wolfswood, east of Sea Dragon Point.[1] North of Deepwood Motte lie tidal flats[2] leading to the Bay of Ice.



Deepwood is an old but not particularly strong castle. Its longhall sits on a hill with a flattened top, along with a watchtower rising fifty feet higher, the tallest object this side of the northern mountains. Below the hill is a bailey containing stables, paddock, smithy, well, and sheepfold. They are defended by a ditch, earthen dike, and palisade of logs. Deepwood's mossy outer walls are protected by two square towers and wallwalks. East and west of the castle are fields of oat and barley.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Larence Snow, the Bastard of Hornwood, is a ward of Galbart Glover at Deepwood.[4] With Galbart and Robett Glover fighting south of the Neck in the War of the Five Kings, Lady Sybelle Glover remains at Deepwood. The castle's steward visits Winterfell for the harvest feast.[5]

Asha Greyjoy is sent to attack Deepwood Motte from the north. She captures it with 1,000 ironborn after a moon's turn.[6]

Full-length Deepwood motte..
Deepwood Motte

A Storm of Swords

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Deepwood Motte and other northern seats in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.[7]

A Dance with Dragons

Asha Greyjoy and her followers abandon Deepwood Motte when Stannis Baratheon and the northern mountain clans loyal to Winterfell appear to retake the seat of the Glovers.[3]


Bugger Deepwood. It's a wooden pisspot on a hill.[6]
- Theon Greyjoy to Asha Greyjoy

Deepwood be Galbart Glover's seat. No home for squids.[3]
- a Flint to Asha Greyjoy

Chapters that take place at Deepwood Motte

Deepwood Motte. © FFG

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