TQ5846 : Tonbridge Castle

near to Tonbridge, Kent, Great Britain

Tonbridge Castle
Tonbridge Castle
The original motte-and-bailey Tonbridge Castle was built by Richard Fitz Gilbert soon after the Norman Conquest to guard the crossing of the River Medway. This is the motte which has a path to the top. Before 1100, the de Clares (descendants of Fitz Gilbert) replaced the wooden castle with a stone shell keep. This was reinforced during the thirteenth century, and in 1295 a stone wall was built around the town. The twin towered gatehouse took 30 years to build and was completed in 1260.
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Monday, 23 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5892 4658 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.7805N 0:16.3854E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5894 4651
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