SO3677 : Hopton Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Hopton Castle, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Hopton Castle
Hopton Castle
Showing the interior and entrance to the castle. This doorway never had a defensive ditch or drawbridge which supports the view that this was a tower house, not a traditional castle. The owner's living area would have been on the first floor.
Hopton Castle

Hopton Castle was not a castle in the strictest sense, but a medieval tower house built on the site of an earlier Norman motte and bailey castle by Walter de Hopton in the early 14th century. It did however see action in the English Civil War when it was defended by a Parliamentary force of 31 men in 1644. They held out for five weeks but eventually surrendered only to be brutally murdered by the Royalist soldiers. Today the castle is owned and managed by the Hopton Castle Preservation Trust; entry is free but donations are requested.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 April, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 7 April, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3668 7794 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:23.7479N 2:55.9194W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 3669 7793
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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