SX5455 : Plympton Castle

taken 12 years ago, near to Plympton, Plymouth, Great Britain

Plympton Castle
Plympton Castle
This was a motte & bailey castle. The motte is the high mound with the remains of fortifications on top of it, the bailey is the level area in front of it which is itself some 20 feet above the surrounding ground level. The castle was probably built in the years between 1100 and 1130. It was besieged on two occasions, in 1136 and 1224, both times when the local resident of the castle came into conflict with the King of the time. The bailey area is now used for local events and fairs.
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SX5455, 109 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 8 January, 2006
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Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 544 557 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:22.9871N 4:2.9587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 543 557
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