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Friday, January 15, 2016

Castles of England (Part 4)

Conisbrough Castle

Conisbrough Castle
Conisbrough Castle is a medieval fortification in Conisbrough, South Yorkshire, England. The castle was initially built in the 11th century by William de Warenne, the Earl of Surrey, after the Norman conquest of England in 1066.

 Drogo Castle

Drogo Castle
Castle Drogo is a country house near Drewsteignton, Devon, England. It was built from 1911 and was finished in 1930 for Julius Drewe to designs by architect Edwin Lutyens, and is a Grade I listed building.

 Dudley Castle

Dudley Castle
Dudley Castle is a ruined fortification in the town of Dudley, West Midlands, England. Dudley Zoo is located in its grounds. The location, Castle Hill, is an outcrop of Wenlock Group limestone that was extensively quarried during the Industrial Revolution, and which now along with Wren's Nest Hill is a Scheduled Ancient Monument as the best surviving remains of the limestone industry in Dudley.

 Launceston Castle

Launceston Castle
Launceston Castle is located in the town of Launceston, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The castle is a Norman motte and bailey castle raised by Robert, Count of Mortain, half-brother of William the Conqueror shortly after the Norman conquest, possibly as early as 1067.

 Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle

Maiden Castle is an Iron Age hill fort 2.5 kilometres south west of  Dorchester, in the English county of Dorset. Hill forts were fortified hill-top settlements constructed across Britain during the Iron Age.


 Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham, England. It is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as "Castle Rock", with cliffs 130 feet high to the south and west.

 Oxford Castle

Oxford Castle
Oxford Castle is a large, partly ruined Norman medieval castle on the western side of central Oxford in Oxfordshire, England. Most of the original moated, wooden motte and bailey castle was replaced in stone in the 11th century and played an important role in the conflict of the Anarchy.

 Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle is a Device Fort, or Henrician castle, on the west side of  the estuary of the River Fal, near Falmouth in Cornwall. Together with St  Mawes Castle its companion fort on the opposite east bank, it was built by King Henry VIII between 1539 and 1545 to guard the entrance to River and to defend Carrick Roads from the perceived French and Spanish threat of naval attack.

 Raby Castle

Raby Castle

Raby Castle is near Staindrop in County Durham, England, in 200 acres  of deer park. It was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, between approximately 1367 and 1390.

 Richmond Castle

Richmond Castle
Richmond Castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire, England, stands in a commanding position above the River Swale, close to the centre of the town of Richmond. It was originally called Riche Mount, 'the strong hill'.

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