SJ2473 : Remains of Flint Castle

taken 2 years ago, near to Flint, Flintshire/Sir y Fflint, Great Britain

Remains of Flint Castle
Remains of Flint Castle
The south side of the castle viewed from Castle Dyke Street. The north side of the castle faces the River Dee estuary. Construction work on this castle began in 1277, the first of a series of castles built during King Edward I's campaign to conquer Wales. The town of Flint was founded at the same time, as a fortified market town.

During the Civil War, Flint Castle was held by the Royalists. It was captured by the Parliamentarians in 1647 after a three-month siege. To prevent its reuse in the conflict, the castle was dismantled in accordance with Cromwell's destruction order to leave the ruins seen here.

Flint Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and Grade I listed.
Grade I & A listed buildings and structures
Grade I listed buildings and structures are of exceptional importance and even internationally important. There are over 6000 in the country. Only 2.5% of listed buildings are Grade I listed.
In Scotland the classification is A
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Scheduled Monuments
In the United Kingdom, a scheduled monument is a 'nationally important' archaeological site or historic building, given protection against unauthorised change.
There are about 20,000 scheduled monuments in England representing about 37,000 heritage assets. Of the tens of thousands of scheduled monuments in the UK, most are inconspicuous archaeological sites, but some are large ruins.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Period (from Tags)
13th Century 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2470 7332 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:15.0917N 3:7.8029W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2464 7326
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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