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Goodrich Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in Midlands, United Kingdom.

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A tiny 12th century tower keep stands within the de Valance family's late 13th century quadrangular court filled with fine apartments, ruined since the siege of 1646. There is a gatehouse facing an outer D-shaped barbican and the other corners have circular towers rising with pyramidal spurs from square bases. Two sides facing steep drops towards the River Wye and a stream have an enclosing outer ward, whilst the other sides have a very deep rock-cut ditch, from which has come the red sandstone used to build the walls.

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Written by  Mike Salter.

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