SZ4887 : Carisbrooke Castle tiltyard

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

Carisbrooke Castle tiltyard
Carisbrooke Castle tiltyard
The former tiltyard at Carisbrooke Castle, with Carisbrooke (Mount Joy) Cemetery in the background.
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
Burial ground, Crematorium  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Carisbrooke  Carisbrooke Castle 
Cemetery (from Tags)
Carisbrooke Cemetery  Mount Joy Cemetery 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 487 878 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.2862N 1:18.6623W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 486 878
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Cemetery  Tiltyard 

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