SE6183 : Helmsley Castle

near to Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Castle
The ruins of the chapel (with a not amused expression), in front of the east tower.
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.

LinkExternal link English Heritage, Helmsley castle
LinkExternal link Yorkshire Escapes
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Sunday, 11 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 22 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Ruin (from Tags)
Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6109 8367 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.7050N 1:3.8420W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6109 8366
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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