TF2157 : Detail on the Great Tower

taken 4 years ago, near to Tattershall, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Detail on the Great Tower
Detail on the Great Tower
Tattershall Castle tower was a masterpiece of early English brickwork. Over a million bricks and Ancaster limestone blocks were used to provide a comfortable living space over six stories as well as a defensive fortress. The parapets around the towers have a series of machicolations - overhanging channels down which missiles or boiling liquid could be directed at any attackers below. The smaller machicolations around the very top of the towers are, however, purely decorative.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 12 March, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 December, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2105 5754 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.0802N 0:11.6065W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2104 5752
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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