2007

SP2864 : Demonstrating the Trebuchet

taken 17 years ago, near to Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Demonstrating the Trebuchet
Demonstrating the Trebuchet
A medieval siege weapon, the trebuchet could launch large boulders and other nasty things such as dead pigs into a castle that was being besieged. This one in the grounds of Warwick castle claims to be the largest in the world. It is built of 300 parts and stands 18 metres high. It weighs 22 tonnes. Here we see it being prepared to launch its payload.

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Category: Trebuchet
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Warwick [1170] · Century [696] · Warwick Castle [652] · High Street [110] ·
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SP2864, 1360 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Martin Addison   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 September, 2007
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 283 644 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:16.6644N 1:35.1185W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 282 645
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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