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Richmond Castle

Listed under Castles & Palaces in North East England, United Kingdom.

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Set above the River Swale is a large triangular court of c1072-89, an unusually early date for an English stone castle. Several fragmentary square towers (one with a chapel) remain on the east side, where there is a later outer court called the Cock Pit. The SE corner contains a fine early hall block overlooking the river and on the north is a tall tower keep built to replace the original main gatehouse.

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Written by  Mike Salter.

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