2014

SH4762 : Caernarfon Castle

taken 10 years ago, near to Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Wales

This is 1 of 81 images, with title Caernarfon Castle in this square
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
The lower ward from King's Gate
Caernarfon Castle

King Edward I ordered the start of building work in 1283 as the castle evolved from an earlier motte-and-bailey structure on the site to a fortified town incorporating the town walls by 1285, though work was abruptly halted in 1294 when it was taken in a rebellion led by Madog ap Llywelyn. The English re-took Caernarfon in 1295 and set about rebuilding the town walls and completing the castle in a number of phases until 1330. It is grade I listed, a scheduled ancient monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the care of Cadw LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Defence, Military Place: Caernarfon Listed Building Status: Grade I other tags: Scheduled Ancient Monument Unesco World Heritage Site Caernarfon Castle Castle Grounds Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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SH4762, 1389 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Richard Croft   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 16 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 August, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4774 6265 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:8.3511N 4:16.6609W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 4778 6266
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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