NY9393 : Motte and Bailey Castle at Elsdon

taken 8 years ago, near to Elsdon, Northumberland, Great Britain

Motte and Bailey Castle at Elsdon
Motte and Bailey Castle at Elsdon
A medieval Motte and Bailey castle, probably the finest surviving example in Northumberland. This image shows the massive earth rampart surrounding the Bailey which lies to the north of the Motte. The castle was probably built on the site of an Anglian Moot in the 11th century by Robert de Umfraville (one of the members of a noble family involved in the Norman conquest, possibly a cousin of William the Conqueror). Subsequently the family seat was moved to the more accessible Harbottle Castle.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 October, 2009
Category
Motte   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 937 935 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.1453N 2:5.9705W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 937 934
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