EAW050709 ENGLAND (1953). Pickering Castle and the town, Pickering, 1953

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Details

Title [EAW050709] Pickering Castle and the town, Pickering, 1953
Reference EAW050709
Date 15-July-1953
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Place name PICKERING
Parish PICKERING
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 479930, 484392
Longitude / Latitude -0.77314245824288, 54.248800129724
National Grid Reference SE799844

Pins

Railway: Pickering to Grosmont to Whitby, now North Yorkshire Moors Railway

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:11:24 PM
Keep - Kings Tower

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Colemans Tower

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Rosamunds Tower

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:08:06 PM
Site of Constables Lodging

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:07:00 PM
Site of New Hall. The Old Hall was just to the North, also alongside the wall.

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:05:54 PM

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User Comment Contributions

Pickering Castle, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AX



The castle is in the care of English Heritage and is open to hte public for a fee. It is a Scheduled Monument.



The first castle at Pickering was erected around 1070 of the motte and bailey design.



The remaining stone buildings standing today keep to the outline of the original wooden fort



The old hall, situated close to the curtain wall behind the chapel, is the oldest surviving stone structure in Pickering Castle, dating from the early 12th century.



Located at the original entrance to Pickering Castle is the two-storey, 12th century Coleman Tower. The Coleman Tower, built by Henry II, acts as entrance and protection to the inner bailey, which contains the chapel and main hall used for feasting and as a court room for the trial of local offenders. Within the inner bailey, the chapel is the only building to have a roof, although this dates from later restoration.



The outer bailey was protected by a stone curtain wall with four towers, much of which remain standing to their full height. This was the last major defensive upgrading of the castle, made by Edward II from 1323 to 1326

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Tuesday 23rd of December 2014 05:12:40 PM