TQ8109 : Hastings Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Hastings Castle
Hastings Castle
Remains of castle at top of West Hill. Dating back to 1070, replacing a motte and bailey castle near the shore. The building suffered various destruction over the years. In 1287 it was battered by storms for many months, and in 1339 and 1377 attacked by the French. The following centuries saw much of it collapse as the cliff edge crumbled. During the 16th century King William VIII commissioned that all catholic monasteries were destroyed and the site was left to further decay.

It last suffered damage as a target for bombs during World War II.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 24 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 819 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3505N 0:35.0496E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 818 092
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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