Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

CONISBOROUGH CASTLE


CONISBOROUGH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The first wooden Norman structure was replaced with an unique 90 feet high keep and a 30 feet high curtain wall dating from 1180-90. The strong keep is cylindrical in shape, has 6 strengthening buttresses and is 50 feet in diameter with walls 14 feet thick. It fell into decay in the 16th century and the gatehouse and much of the south curtain wall collapsed, but this prevented it being used in the Civil War.

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Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A630, 5 miles west of Doncaster
Castle Hill, Conisbrough, South Yorkshire DN12 3BU

 



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