Hastings Castle :: Shared Description

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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TQ8209 : Hastings Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : View to Hastings Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Castle by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : West Hill cliff and Hastings Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Hastings Castle by N Chadwick
TQ8209 : Pelham Crescent & St Mary in the Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Castledown Terrace & Hastings Castle by Oast House Archive
TQ8209 : Imagine the keep by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : Remains of the church in Hastings Castle by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : Remains of the church in Hastings Castle by Stephen Craven
TQ8209 : Hastings Castle by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Castle by Oast House Archive


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Created: Sat, 3 Jul 2010, Updated: Sun, 6 Feb 2011

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