SJ0277 : Rhuddlan Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Rhuddlan, Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych, Great Britain

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Rhuddlan Castle
Rhuddlan Castle
Taken from Station Road. Rhuddlan Castle stands above the River Clwyd (Afon Clwyd) which can be seen in the foreground.

Rhuddlan Castle was erected by Edward I in 1277 following the First Welsh War and was planned as a concentric castle. It has a unique 'diamond' in layout as the gatehouses are positioned at the corners of the square baileys instead of along the sides like at Flint, Harlech or Beaumaris.
The inner ward has defensive walls with twin-tower gatehouses. The outer ward is surrounded by a curtain wall that has small towers and turrets. The castle also had a dry moat to improve defence on its landward side. Within the inner ward there was a great hall, kitchens, private apartments and a chapel. The outer bailey had a granary, stables and a smithy.
Much of the work was overseen by master mason James of St George. Rhuddlan, which was not completed until 1282, was built concurrently with Flint Castle.
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Monday, 22 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Castle (from Tags)
Rhuddlan 
Place (from Tags)
Rhuddlan 
River (from Tags)
Clwyd 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0245 7790 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.3434N 3:27.8898W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0216 7795
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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