SE6183 : Helmsley Castle South Gate

taken 7 years ago, near to Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Helmsley Castle South Gate
Helmsley Castle South Gate
Across the modern bridge are the remains of what would once have been the southern entrance to the inner castle. A large tower and gatehouse would once have stood here, prior to the addition in the 13th century of the defensive southern barbican (SE6183 : South Barbican, Helmsley Castle).
Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Castle dates back to at least the 1120s. During the Civil War, the castle was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1644. Sir Jordan Crosland held it for the King for three months before surrendering. Parliament ordered that the castle should be slighted to prevent its further use and so much of the castle's walls, gates and the eastern half of the east tower were destroyed. However the castle still dominates the town's skyline despite being mostly ruined.

Due to its state of disrepair, the castle came under the guardianship of the Ministry of Works (later to become English Heritage) in the 1920s.

LinkExternal link English Heritage, Helmsley castle
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6114 8362 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.6777N 1:3.7965W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6116 8360
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Twelfth Century  12th Century  Castle Ruins  Ruined Castle  English Heritage  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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