TQ5946 : Tonbridge Castle from High Street

taken 1 year ago, near to Tonbridge, Kent, Great Britain

Tonbridge Castle from High Street
Tonbridge Castle from High Street
The original motte-and-bailey Tonbridge Castle was built by Richard Fitz Gilbert soon after the Norman Conquest to guard the crossing of the River Medway. There is a motte which has a path to the top. Before 1100, the de Clares (descendants of Fitz Gilbert) replaced the wooden castle with a stone shell keep. This was reinforced during the thirteenth century, and in 1295 a stone wall was built around the town. The twin towered gatehouse took 30 years to build and was completed in 1260. The site was purchased by the local council in 1900, who now use the mansion as offices. The grounds were made into a public park.

This view is from the High Street where it crosses the River Medway on a bridge. The hanging baskets were a riot of colour.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  City, Town centre  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5901 4653 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.7521N 0:16.4613E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 5904 4648
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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