SJ0277 : Rhuddlan Castle - river gatehouse

near to Rhuddlan, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

Rhuddlan Castle - river gatehouse
Rhuddlan Castle - river gatehouse
Viewed from the castle ramparts is the remains of a defended river gatehouse on the east bank of the River Clwyd, made navigable from the sea by conscripted labour. In a feat of astonishing medieval engineering, a two mile deep water channel was constructed so that ships could sail in right up to the castle, making it possible for it to be relieved in times of siege.
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Monday, 23 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 3 August, 2012
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 024 778 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.2999N 3:27.9153W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 024 778
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