SH7877 : The Walls of Conwy

taken 6 years ago, near to Gyffin, Conwy, Great Britain

The Walls of Conwy
The Walls of Conwy
Conwy Castle and the town walls were built on the instruction of Edward I between 1283 and 1289, as part of his conquest of Wales. Conwy was the original site of Aberconwy Abbey, founded by Llywelyn the Great. Edward and his troops took over the abbey site and moved the monks down the Conwy valley to a new site at Maenan. The parish church still retains some parts of the original abbey church in the east and west walls. English settlers were given incentives to move to the walled garrison town, which for decades the Welsh were forbidden from entering.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 28 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Conwy 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7815 7743 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.7880N 3:49.7398W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7816 7742
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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