Friday, March 9, 2012

Berkhamsted Castle

A ruined Tower on the Curtain Wall round the Bailey , with the Motte that had the Keep on its summit beyond

Berkhamsted Castle, or Berkhampstead Castle as it is identified in many records, was built in the 12th century and is one of the most impressive examples of Norman earthworks. It early history, involving medieval kings and barons, falls entirely with the medieval period (which is not covered in any detail on this site). In fact its chief use in later years was first as a quarry - as much of the more useful building stone had been removed, in the 20th century as a place where public events could take place.

I have now updated the Berkhamsted Castle Page to included a large plan and a long description from 1911. and also added three new photographs and also a link to more modern photographs on Geograph.

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