TQ7825 : Bodiam Castle

taken 25 years ago, near to Bodiam, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Bodiam Castle
Bodiam Castle
Taken from a viewpoint that obscures the moat, this photograph shows the castle that was built as a defended private residence for Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a mercenary soldier who fought in France during the Hundred Years War.
Bodiam Castle

Built in 1385, Bodiam Castle is a perfect example of a late medieval moated castle. It was built to defend the surrounding area from French invasion, though the French never came, and it never saw any military action.
Though now mostly a shell inside the castle would have been fitted to a comfortable living standard, it is thought the castle was built mostly for show and its intentions for real battle are doubted.

The Castle is now owned and run by the National Trust, and is said to be its most photographed property. Read more at Wikipedia LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
October 1995   (more nearby)
Monday, 22 June, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7855 2559 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:0.1196N 0:32.6030E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7851 2553
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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National Trust Property 

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