SO7192 : Bridgnorth Castle

taken 1 year ago, near to Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England

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Bridgnorth Castle
Bridgnorth Castle
Bridgnorth Castle was founded in 1101 by Robert de Belleme, possibly on the site of a Saxon burh built by Æthelflæd in 912.
In 1102, King Henry I took control of the castle. Much of the outer building dates to a period of construction between 1105-1113. Around 1120, Henry I replaced the walls with better quality stone. The square Great Tower was built during the reign of Henry II in 1160 and the castle was extended between 1166-1174.
By 1267 the castle had begun to lose its significance and it was in a state of disrepair by 1281.
During the Civil War, Bridgnorth was a Royalist stronghold and in 1642 many Royalist troops were garrisoned there. Following a three-week siege by Cromwell’s Roundheads, starting on March 31, 1646, Cromwell ordered that the castle be demolished. Because of the damage caused, the Great Tower now leans at an angle of 15 degrees.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 January, 2023   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 31 January, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7164 9278 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.9285N 2:25.1701W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7162 9275
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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