SE6183 : View From The West Range, Helmsley Castle

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

View From The West Range, Helmsley Castle
View From The West Range, Helmsley Castle
Looking out from SE6183 : The West Range, Helmsley Castle, towards the Walled Garden
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.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6100 8362 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.6787N 1:3.9254W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6105 8363
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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English Heritage  Castle Ruins  Ruined Castle  12th Century  Twelfth Century 

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