ST7345 : Nunney Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Nunney, Somerset, Great Britain

Nunney Castle
Nunney Castle
Built in circa 1373 by Sir John Delamere, it is a rarity amongst British castles for its unusual French influence. In his service abroad during the Hundred Years War, Sir John had been impressed by the French style of castle building, and it may have influenced him to build something similar. Consisting of a rectangular tower house, with large drum towers at each corner, its nearest likeness can only be found in Ireland. In this particular example, the southwest and northeast towers are so close together (separated by a curtain wall only about a metre long), they almost appear to be joined together. It was badly damaged during the Civil War, when the north wall was partially destroyed by cannon, forcing a surrender. Grade I Listed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 February, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7367 4571 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:12.5990N 2:22.6985W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 73666 45700
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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