TQ8209 : Hastings Castle

taken 8 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Hastings Castle
Hastings Castle
Remains of castle at top of West Hill. Dating back to 1070, replacing a motte and bailey castle near the shore. The building suffered various destruction over the years. In 1287 it was battered by storms for many months, and in 1339 and 1377 attacked by the French. The following centuries saw much of it collapse as the cliff edge crumbled. During the 16th century King William VIII commissioned that all catholic monasteries were destroyed and the site was left to further decay.

It last suffered damage as a target for bombs during World War II.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 820 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3597N 0:35.1183E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 821 095
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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