ST1382 : The Gatehouse, Castell Coch

taken 6 years ago, near to Ty Rhiw, Rhondda Cynon Taff/Rhondda Cynon Taf, Great Britain

The Gatehouse, Castell Coch
The Gatehouse, Castell Coch
Bridge to the entrance to Castell Coch, defended by a fighting platform above a bridge and working portcullis.
Castell Coch
Castell Coch is a wonderful Gothic Revival fantasy castle with sumptuous interiors, built 1871-1891 on the site of a ruined 13th century castle, by William Burges for John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute. The 13th century castle was severely damaged during the Welsh rebellion in the early 14th century and deteriorated to a complete ruin by the 19th century. The 3rd Marquess and his successors rarely used the restored castle, preferring the comfort and opulence of the main residence Cardiff Castle and in 1950 the 5th Marquess of Bute placed the castle in the care of The Ministry of Works. It is grade I listed and lovingly cared for by Cadw LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 December, 2013   (more nearby)
Thursday, 5 December, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1307 8262 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:32.1459N 3:15.2835W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1309 8262
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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Cadw Heritage Site  Castle  Gothic Revival  Grade I Listed 

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