SX8362 : Berry Pomeroy Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Berry Pomeroy, Devon, Great Britain

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Berry Pomeroy Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Ruins of the Seymour's Tudor mansion at Berry Pomeroy
Berry Pomeroy Castle
The castle was built in the late 15th century by the Pomeroy family, replacing their unfortified manor house in the village. It stands on a limestone outcrop overlooking the Gatcombe Brook valley on three sides and a gatehouse defensive range to the east. The castle was sold to Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset in 1547 whose successors built the Tudor mansion within the late medieval walls and it remained with the Seymour family until abandoned in the late 17th century.
It is a grade I listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument in the care of English Heritage. LinkExternal link
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SX8362, 95 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 15 September, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Listed Building Status (from Tags)
Grade I 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8390 6232 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:26.9519N 3:38.1976W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 8388 6231
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Scheduled Ancient Monument  Castle  English Heritage Property 

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