TA2270 : Flamborough Castle

taken 12 years ago, near to Flamborough, East Riding of Yorkshire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 17 images, with title Flamborough Castle in this square
Flamborough Castle
Flamborough Castle
The photograph shows the tower of Flamborough castle.

This 'castle' was, in fact, the fortified manor house of the Constable family who had received a licence to crenelate in 1351. Although containing a tower, a hall, a great parlour, a lord’s parlour, a chapel, a court house, a mill house, and a great barn it was described in the early 16th century as being taken for a manor house rather than a castle. It can be compared with the Northumbrian ‘Pele’ towers and, like them, was probably made defensible to guard against Scottish raiders.

The above paragraph was adapted from an East Riding Council leaflet that is available online: LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) .

For two other photographs showing some the earthworks surrounding the tower, click here: Link , or here: Link .

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See also these other photographs of the castle by:

Paul Allison: TA2270 : Flamborough Castle,
Paul Glazzard: TA2270 : Flamborough Castle and
J Thomas: TA2270 : Flamborough Castle.
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Sunday, 14 March, 2010   (more nearby)
Friday, 26 March, 2010
Ruins > Manor house (ruined)   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 226 703 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:6.8649N 0:7.5483W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 226 703
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