SE6183 : Helmsley Castle

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

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Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Castle
Helmsley Castle dates back to at least the 1120s. During the Civil War, the castle was besieged by Sir Thomas Fairfax in 1644. Sir Jordan Crosland held it for the King for three months before surrendering. Parliament ordered that the castle should be slighted to prevent its further use and so much of the castle's walls, gates and the eastern half of the east tower were destroyed. However the castle still dominates the town's skyline despite being mostly ruined.

Due to its state of disrepair, the castle came under the guardianship of the Ministry of Works (later to become English Heritage) in the 1920s.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 3 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6108 8368 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:14.7104N 1:3.8510W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6107 8374
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Twelfth Century  12th Century  Ruined Castle  English Heritage  Castle Ruins  Scheduled Ancient Monument 

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