SJ0277 : The south tower of Rhuddlan Castle

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

The south tower of Rhuddlan Castle
The south tower of Rhuddlan Castle
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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Monday, 22 August, 2011   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Rhuddlan 
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Rhuddlan 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0245 7788 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.3326N 3:27.8894W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 0245 7786
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