TM3389 : Bungay Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Bungay, Suffolk, Great Britain

Bungay Castle
Bungay Castle
A view of Bungay Castle from the top of the tower of St Mary's Church. The castle was built by Roger Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, who died in 1107. The castle was confiscated by Henry II but was later returned to the Bigod family and was then rebuilt by Hugh Bigod before being confiscated again after a revolt in 1173-74. It was returned to the Bigod family again and developed further in the late 1200s by a later Roger Bigod.

The castle has a 70-feet square keep, which is divided by a wall into two chambers and also has the remains of the two semicircular towers that formed the gatehouse.

In the bottom left corner of the image can be seen part of the car park for the White Swan public house, while at top right can be seen some of the roofs belonging to the Clays book printing plant. The two rows of roofs just beyond the castle belong to the buildings flanking Earsham Street.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 July, 2010
Category
Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 335 897 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:27.3398N 1:26.1169E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 336 897
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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