waw020527 WALES (1948). View of Harlech showing castle

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Title [WAW020527] View of Harlech showing castle
Reference WAW020527
Date 10-November-1948
Link Coflein Archive Item 6413964
Place name
Parish
District
Country WALES
Easting / Northing 258000, 330000
Longitude / Latitude -4.1088720012714, 52.848426245559
National Grid Reference SH580300

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The junction with the 2nd World War "Harlech Military Railway", which can be seen swinging off to the left through a closed gate.

DaveH
Saturday 7th of May 2016 07:51:18 AM
Corbelled latrine turret

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 08:07:57 PM
The water gate. Many years ago the land in front was swampy and a water channel came to this point allowing supply by sea.

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:49:05 PM
Empty sheep pens.

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:43:06 PM
The cattle pens are occupied. Photo taken on a Wednesday.

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:42:44 PM
North West Tower (1289)

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:36:39 PM
Harlech Railway Station On the Cambrian Coast Railway with services North to Porthmadog, Criccieth and Pwllheli, and South to Barmouth, Machynlleth and Shrewsbury. The railway line was damaged by remedial bridge work (Pont Briwet) in November 2013 and suffered badly in the storms of Winter 2013-4. The line from the South to Harlech reopened April 2014, but did not reopen beyond Harlech until September 2014. Trains were stranded on the line and were taken off the line in Barmouth for transport by road.

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:27:30 PM
Harlech Castle Post code LL46 2YH Grade 1 listed building - Cadw Building ID: 25500 Also a scheduled monument. World Heritage List. An example of concentric castle design. It was built by the English King Edward I following his conquest of Wales, mainly between 1283 and 1289 with additions of c1295 and 1323-4. Designed by Edward's chief military engineer, the Savoyard Master James of St. George In 1294 the English garrison withstood a siege by the Welsh under Madog In the Spring of 1404 Owain Glyndwr and his forces took the castle which, for the next five years became his court and capital During the Wars of the Roses the castle was held by the Welsh Lancastrians before surrendering to the besieging Yorkists (as immortalised in the song 'Men of Harlech'). In 1647 the Royalist garrison under Colonel William Owen surrendered to the Parliamentarians; it was the last mainland British castle to hold out for King Charles I.

totoro
Monday 15th of September 2014 07:02:34 PM