Tag Archives: Castle

Oxford Castle

Well chamber St George’s Tower and Chapel Crypt D block with Debtor’s Tower C block with Round Tower Motte to former castle in Oxford, with Well Chamber. Mound, c1071 as the motte of Oxford Castle built for Robert d’Oilly to provide a means for the Normans to control the town and the Upper Thames Valley; […]

Ludgershall Castle

Historic castle in Ludgershall. An earthwork castle comprising a ringwork and bailey with masonry internal buildings, and an adjoining length of the Medieval town defences. Partial excavation of the castle in the 1960s revealed mid 12th century timber buildings and defences. These were superseded by flint and mortar buildings in the 13th-14th centuries, the remains […]

Lincoln Castle

Medieval castle in Lincoln.  Built for William I in 1068, with C12, C13, C14, C19 modifications and restored C20.    

Norwich Castle

Late C12 castle with 1833 refacing, in Norwich, Norfolk.

Colchester Castle

Historic castle in Colchester, Essex. Built in the C11, on the site of a Roman temple, and using almost entirely Roman materials.

Richmond Castle

Listed castle in Richmond, North Yorkshire. Very fine C11 keep with contemporary curtain wall and later mediaeval additions.

Bolsover Castle

Listed C17 country house in Bolsover, Derbyshire. Medieval style; medieval foundations.

Hedingham Castle

Hedingham Castle is a listed C12 castle keep, near Halstead, Essex.  It is privately owned, but open to the public.

Windsor Castle

Listed castle and royal palace in Windsor, Berkshire. The castle – England’s largest – dates back to William the Conqueror but the first stone buildings were erected by Henry II between 1165 and 1179. The round keep stands on an artificial motte and there are baileys known as the Lower, Middle and Upper Wards. Continuous […]

Clifford’s Tower

The remains of York castle’s keep, originally built in 1245, but missing its interior since an explosion in 1684.