SO9740 : Castle Hill, Elmley Castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Elmley Castle, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Castle Hill, Elmley Castle
Castle Hill, Elmley Castle
A view from bridleway EC 506 of the hill where there is a "medieval ringwork and bailey located within two Iron Age hillforts" LinkExternal link . "The ringwork was constructed by Robert Despenser about 1080 and the bailey was added between 1130 and 1140. In 1317 Hugh le Despenser was ordered to fortify the castle and to garrison it with twenty footmen. In 1321 Elmley Castle was taken by rebel barons under Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford, and suffered considerable damage". Philip Halling's photos at LinkExternal link show more details, including an aerial shot.

Beyond is the Vale of Evesham.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 1 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Woodland, Forest  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 976 401 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.5565N 2:2.1851W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 9701 4041
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Site of Castle  Hill  Hillforts  Woods  Pasture  Vale  Trees on Field Boundaries  Hedges 

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