SE6183 : Helmsley Castle, East Tower

taken 7 years ago, near to Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Helmsley Castle, East Tower
Helmsley Castle, East Tower
The East Tower was a later addition to the castle, built by Robert de Roos II (1190-1227), a Templar Knight who was one of twenty-five barons appointed to ensure King John observed the Magna Carta.

Designed to impress, rooms in the tower would probably have been used to receive important guests. The three windows would originally have lit the upper floor, with the smaller window above at roof level. The tower was remodelled in the 14th century, when it was raised in height and a further floor was added.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6110 8367 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.7049N 1:3.8328W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6111 8369
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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12th Century  Twelfth Century  Ruined Castle  Castle Ruins  English Heritage  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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