SX9292 : Rougemont Castle Gatehouse, Exeter

taken 11 years ago, near to Exeter, Devon, Great Britain

Rougemont Castle Gatehouse, Exeter
Rougemont Castle Gatehouse, Exeter
"The best preserved early Norman gatehouse-keep in the country" (Cherry & Pevsner). They suggest that, although the main rounded arches are clearly typically Norman, "the pair of triangular-headed windows ... suggest the employment of Saxon masons". The local stone (volcanic trap and pale sandstone) gives the building a strong westcountry feel.
A notice commemorates the trial here of the last people in England to be hanged (elsewhere in Exeter) for witchcraft, in 1682 and 1685.
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SX9292, 1884 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 February, 2007
Category
Buildings > Gatehouse   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9212 9292 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:43.5512N 3:31.7871W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9212 9290
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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