SZ4887 : Carisbrooke Castle

taken 9 years ago, near to Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

This is 1 of 34 images, with title Carisbrooke Castle in this square
Carisbrooke Castle
Carisbrooke Castle
The southern defences of Carisbrooke Castle.
Carisbrooke Castle
A Norman castle situated on a prominent hill in the centre of the Isle of Wight. Originally the site of a Saxon fortress, the walls, towers and keep were built during the 12th and 13th Centuries by the de Redvers family, having been granted Henry I to Baldwin de Redvers in 1100 by Henry I. The great hall and other buildings ere added in the 13th Century by was added by the last of the de Redvers, Countess Isabella de Fortibus. The Countess subsequently sold the castle to King Edward I in 1293 since when it has remained a Crown property. The hall was remodelled in the late 14th Century and the main gateway was added in the 15th Century. Further remodelling took place in the late 16th Century by George Carey, cousin of Elizabeth I, who was also responsible for the outer ramparts, including the addition of 5 bastions.

From 1647-8 Charles I was held prisoner here.

Over the years since it has seen various restorations and rebuilds, particularly in the late 19th Century; St Nicholas’s Chapel was restored in 1904 having previously been demolished in 1856.

It is now in the care of English Heritage. Grade I listed – see LinkExternal link.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 16 July, 2009   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Carisbrooke  Carisbrooke Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 486 876 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.2109N 1:18.7841W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 485 876
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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