SO4520 : Skenfrith Castle - Water Gate - within the castle walls

taken 4 months ago, near to Skenfrith, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Skenfrith Castle - Water Gate - within the castle walls
Skenfrith Castle - Water Gate - within the castle walls
This gate in the eastern wall of the castle allowed access from the River Monnow.
It is thought that in mediaeval times the River Monnow was deeper and therefore navigable to substantial barges (evidence of a large wharf has been found upstream from here). At this time the river probably came right up to this portal making it a water-gate for the castle. These days SO4520 : Skenfrith - The River Monnow is some yards away.
To see the gate from the river side see SO4520 : Skenfrith Castle - Water Gate - from outside the castle
Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith is one of three castles (along with Grosmont and White Castle) founded by Norman lord William fitz Osbern in the early C12th century.
However what we see today are of a later fortress constructed in the 13th century by Hubert de Burgh.

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Date Taken
Monday, 17 May, 2021   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement 
Castle (from Tags)
Skenfrith 
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Skenfrith 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 457 202 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.7058N 2:47.4042W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 457 202
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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