About the group Castles and pseudo Castles in England
Created 26 June 2012
Walmer Castle, Kent. Official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. July 2009 from 2,000 feet.
Dover Castle. July 2009 from 2,000 feet.
Leeds Castle, Kent. June 2009 from 2,000 feet.
The central Keep, or Great Tower, and ex-Palace Tower, of Dover Castle is 83 feet (25.3m) high and just under 100 feet (30m) square with walls up to 21 feet (6.5m) thick. The architect was 'Maurice the Engineer' (or Mason) and it was built between 1180-1185 during the reign of Henry II.
Around the Keep are the towers and massive walls of the Inner Bailey (or Inner Curtain Wall)
In turn, the Inner Curtain Wall is contained within the Outer Curtain Wall that has two main entrances at Canons Gateway and Constable's Gateway.
Behind and just to the left of the Keep are the AD 46 East Roman Pharos (a lighthouse or watchtower) and adjacent church of St Mary-in-Castro, commonly termed Saxon but also attributed to the second-century King Lucius of Britain who ruled under the Romans. The West Roman Pharos is known as the Bredenstone.
Castle, Church, and Pharos are Dover Listed Buildings and Dover English Heritage sites.
This modern view shows the Keep (or "Great Tower"), Forebuilding, Inner Curtain Wall, and Eastern Outer Curtain Wall (North) of Dover Castle.
Keep has replica medieval Royal Palace. Inner Bailey: Arthur's Hall, Queen's Regiment and PWRR museum.
King's Gate, North Barbican, Colton Gate, and Bell Battery.
Outer curtain wall: Avranches Tower, Norfolk Towers, Fitzwilliam's Gate, North Watchtower and South Watchtower.
Also: Constable's Gateway, Garrison School, Roman Pharos, and Saxon St Mary-in-Castro church.
Photo taken from hidden East Wing Battery of Victorian Fort Burgoyne (ex-Castle Hill Fort). The field (no access without permission) is where part of the French army were arrayed during the Great Siege of 1216.
Listed Building and English Heritage site. History photo.
Leeds Castle is in Kent, not Leeds
Not a very big place but I do remember visiting this place several times when I was a child with my grandparents, who lived in Appleby at the time. It still looks like this today surrounded by trees and gardens next the Eden River. A beautiful spot.
Castle Rising, Norfolk
The Castle, Conisbrough
The castle as it is today
Built in the 1180's by hamelin plantagenet. One of the finest examples of a norman keep. I remember this when the old steps were there and no roof on it as it is today.
The keep was built in the early 12th century for King Henry I, William the Conqueror’s son.
The Castle, Durham
Durlston Head Castle
The Castle, Newark-on-Trent
The Castle at Tynemouth
Castle Rising Castle
The Castle is at the top centre of the image.
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Skipton Castle, Top of image in the trees.
Lancaster Castle and Priory With Green Ayre Station at the top left corner. The curved Greyhound rail bridge is now a road bridge.
A very nice image of Kendal Castle.