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West Derby Castle

It is not the majesty of a building that dictates its history, but the people, events and daily moments that produce its legends, myths and folklore. Unfortunately most are being lost to history – it is therefore our duty to keep their memory alive,… Continue Reading “West Derby Castle”

Blog – Peel Castle; Castle Peel; Cashtal Purt ny h-Inshey; Sodor.

  St. Patrick’s Isle, Isle of Man. OSGB – SC 24100 84500. Ancient Monument.   Mesolithic; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Viking; Ealy Monsatic; Cathedral; Castle. St. Patrick’s Isle is also called Sodor. The castle encloses 2.02 hectares, with the entrance to the south of… Continue Reading “Blog – Peel Castle; Castle Peel; Cashtal Purt ny h-Inshey; Sodor.”

Blog – Varrich Castle; Castle Varrich; Caisteal Bharraich; Caistel a Bharrwick; Doun Vorrich; Barr Castle; Bar-Castle.

  Tongue, Sutherland. OSGB – NC 58081 56753. Scheduled Monument. Monument Number – 1896.   Secular Tower; Pele Tower. The site overlooks the Kyle of Tongue near its head on a small promontory and is associated with the Clan Mackay. There is little known… Continue Reading “Blog – Varrich Castle; Castle Varrich; Caisteal Bharraich; Caistel a Bharrwick; Doun Vorrich; Barr Castle; Bar-Castle.”

Blog – Eagle Preceptory; Old Eagle; Eagle Wood House; Eagle Hall.

Lincolnshire. OSGB – SK 86484 65676 Scheduled Monumnet. Monument Number – 1008316.   Moated Knights Templar Hospital: Knights Hospitaller Site. This site is one of the only two Templar hospitals in England. It was defended by a bank, ditch and a wet moat. The… Continue Reading “Blog – Eagle Preceptory; Old Eagle; Eagle Wood House; Eagle Hall.”

Blog – Garn Fawr Castle Mound; Garn Fawr Circle; Castell Waunllannu; Cnwe; Yr hen goer (The Old Castle).

  Carmarthenshire, Wales. OSGB – SN 396237. Coflein Monument Number – 303724. Norman Ringwork Castle. The site dates from between c.1066-1540 and has not yet had any serious archaeological investigation. Within its immediate landscape are a natural spring and an old chapel, possibly associated… Continue Reading “Blog – Garn Fawr Castle Mound; Garn Fawr Circle; Castell Waunllannu; Cnwe; Yr hen goer (The Old Castle).”

Blog – Star Castle; Stella Marie; Star of Mary; Hugh Fort; Heugh Fort.

  Garrison Hill, St.Mary’s Scilly Isles. OSGB – SV 89883 10592. Scheduled Monument. Monument Number 15486. Grade I Listed Building.   Artillery Fort. Fortress. Star Castle was built under the orders of Elizabeth I in 1593. This order came following a threat of invasion… Continue Reading “Blog – Star Castle; Stella Marie; Star of Mary; Hugh Fort; Heugh Fort.”

Blog – Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory; Scelgei; Spengay; Shenegeye; Shengy; Shengay; Shingay Preceptory.

Shingay-cum-Wendy, Cambridgeshire. OSGB – TL 31033 47324. Scheduled Ancient Monument.   Moated site. Knights Hospitaller Preceptory. The Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory was an early Preceptory site and one of the first in England for the Order. The site is protected by a moat, and the… Continue Reading “Blog – Shingay Hospitallers Preceptory; Scelgei; Spengay; Shenegeye; Shengy; Shengay; Shingay Preceptory.”

Blog – Hen Domen: Hêndomen: Montgomery Castle: Old Montgomery Castle.

  Powys, Wales. OSGB – SO213980. Scheduled Monument.   Medieval timber motte and bailey castle. This site is the most systematically excavated timber castle site in Europe. Owing to it never having been ploughed over there is a wealth of archaeological material remaining which… Continue Reading “Blog – Hen Domen: Hêndomen: Montgomery Castle: Old Montgomery Castle.”

Blog – Mersea Fort: Fort Mersea: Mersea Blockhouse: East Mersea Blockhouse: Mersea Tudor Blockhouse: Cudmore Grove Blockhouse.

  Mersea Island, Essex. OSGB – TM 07195 15166. Scheduled Monument.   A Henry VIII Device Fort. The fort/blockhouse is situated at the eastern end of Mersea Island in the Colne Estuary, an important location which gave access to the city of Colchester. This… Continue Reading “Blog – Mersea Fort: Fort Mersea: Mersea Blockhouse: East Mersea Blockhouse: Mersea Tudor Blockhouse: Cudmore Grove Blockhouse.”

Blog – Moridunum Fort: Muridunum: Carmarthen: Carmarthen Roman Town: Caer Moridunum: Caer-foddin: Caer-fryddin.

Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire. OSGB – SN 41650 20330. Scheduled Monument.   Roman Auxiliary Fort. It is generally known that the name translates to Sea Fort, or Fort by The Sea. This is due to its location on a peninsula overlooking the River Towy, a tidal… Continue Reading “Blog – Moridunum Fort: Muridunum: Carmarthen: Carmarthen Roman Town: Caer Moridunum: Caer-foddin: Caer-fryddin.”

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