TQ5465 : Through Eynsford Castle window

taken 6 years ago, near to Eynsford, Kent, Great Britain

Through Eynsford Castle window
Through Eynsford Castle window
Eynsford Castle is one of the earliest examples of a stone enclosure castle in England. It started out as a raised area of ground with a wooden tower upon it, next to the River Darent. In about 1088 the raised earth platform was surrounded by a 6 metre (20ft) tall wall made of coursed flint rubble. Several decades later the height of the wall was increased to 9.1 metres (30ft) and a new stone hall and a stone gate tower were built. After a fire in 1250 the hall was rebuilt and extended by William de Eynsford, creating a larger more comfortable manor house. The ruins of this house and some quite substantial sections of wall still remain.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5415 6577 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.2043N 0:12.7891E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5416 6579
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Kent  Castle  Eynsford  Eynsford Kent  House 

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