SO3229 : Entrance to Longtown Castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Longtown, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Entrance to Longtown Castle
Entrance to Longtown Castle
Free to enter, the castle has real atmosphere, not least because of the absence of manicured lawns. There are mown paths, but that apart nature has the run of the place. At Domesday in 1085 the land was recorded as belonging to Roger de Lacy, but there was no castle. Hugh de Lacy developed the first castle here in the mid-12th century and it was rebuilt in stone by his son Walter de Lacy around 1220 and it is this building we see today. Legend had it that this was a Roman site, and that remains were found when the adjoining school was built in 1868, but by the end of the last century it was thought unlikely. However, a detailed survey by English Heritage in 2002 did not rule this out.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 321 291 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.4005N 2:59.3528W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 321 291
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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