TQ5465 : The curtain wall at Eynsford Castle

taken 6 years ago, near to Eynsford, Kent, Great Britain

The curtain wall at Eynsford Castle
The curtain wall at Eynsford Castle
Eynsford Castle was built on the site of an earlier Saxon building. The curtain wall was built between 1085 and 1087, probably by William de Eynsford, a knight and sheriff of Kent. The defences were further strengthened around 1100 and a hall and other buildings were erected inside the castle walls. In 1261, Eynsford Castle and estate were divided between the Kirkeby and Criol families. This led to disputes which culminated in 1312 when Nicholas de Criol and his supporters broke in and vandalised Eynsford Castle. The castle was abandoned soon after.

This view looks along the outside of the curtain wall.
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TQ5465, 186 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 19 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5414 6579 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.2153N 0:12.7810E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5413 6581
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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