SO3289 : Bishops Castle mound 2 - Shropshire

taken 6 years ago, near to Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, Great Britain

Bishops Castle mound 2 - Shropshire
Bishops Castle mound 2 - Shropshire
A view from the north-west corner of the castle. A stretch of wall visible but apart from the mound on which it stands, not much else. The castle was built by Norman bishops of Hereford, as Marcher Lords responsible for the defence of the borderlands between England and Wales. By the end of the Civil War the castle was a ruin and this area is virtually all that remains. Buildings along Castle Street and Church Street are thought to be on the site of the outer boundary of the castle. Narrow streets are one of the features of the town which was established by the first half of the 12th century. Time taken 12.22 pm BST (British Summer Time).
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SO3289, 56 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 10 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Castle Street  Church Street  Bishops Castle 
Area (from Tags)
Shropshire  South Shropshire 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 32328 89103 [1m precision]
WGS84: 52:29.7371N 2:59.8923W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3232 8913
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Other Tags
Marcher Lords  Norman Bishops of Hereford  Welsh Borderlands  Motte and Bailey Castle 

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