NZ3558 : Hylton Castle

taken 13 years ago, near to Castletown, Sunderland, Great Britain

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Hylton Castle
Hylton Castle
This medieval gatehouse/tower stands in Hylton Dene.
In the 11th Century, Hylton Castle was a fortified manor house, built by Henry Hilton. In the late 14th Century, Sir William Hilton built the original stone castle, adding the gatehouse and a nearby chapel. During the 18th Century, Baron John Hilton redesigned the gatehouse, adding two crenellated wings. Finally, a century later, William Briggs demolished the wings, leaving the castle gatehouse as it's seen today.
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Sunday, 4 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 December, 2005
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WGS84: 54:55.1965N 1:26.8611W
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