SO3229 : Longtown Castle

taken 12 months ago, near to Longtown, Herefordshire, Great Britain

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Longtown Castle
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. The view through the gatehouse.
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SO3229, 45 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Derelict, Disused  People, Events  Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3209 2913 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.3895N 2:59.3788W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3212 2910
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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