2006

NZ3620 : Bishopton Castle

taken 18 years ago, near to Bishopton, Darlington, England

Bishopton  Castle
Bishopton Castle
Castle Hill is the remains of a medieval motte and bailey castle. The central mound is surrounded by a ditch and earth bank. The castle was built in the early 12thC by Roger de Conyers after he was granted an estate by Bishop Ranulf Flambard. The castle was remodelled in 1143, and successfully held against an attack by the would-be bishop, William Comyn. The Conyers later transferred to Sockburn (NZ350070).

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Category: Castle > Castle
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Bishopton [7] · Castle Hill [3] · Bank [2] · Bishop [2] · Bishopton Castle [2] ·
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NZ3620, 9 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Hugh Mortimer   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 16 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 16 June, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3666 2089 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:34.9135N 1:26.0590W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3673 2099
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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Image classification(about): Geograph (Second Visitor for NZ3620) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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