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Restormel Castle, Lanlivery Parish, Cornwall. 1973

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View of the keep and entrance of Restormel Castle. Restormel Castle is a well preserved example of a circular shell keep, a rare type of fortification built during a short period in the 12th and early 13th centuries. Such castles were built by converting a wooden motte and bailey castle through replacing the external palisade with a stone wall and filling the internal bailey with domestic stone buildings, clustered around the the inside of the wall to form a defensive bailey. The buildings are curved to fit into the shell keep. Photographer: Charles Woolf

Copyright © RIC, photographer Charles Woolf

Media ID 15305348

Date: 16th August 2018

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.422615, -4.666513

: TRURI : LALca.31e

Image Size: 7240 x 7031 Pixels

Filesize is 9.19MB

Associated Categories: Lostwithiel

Associated Categories: Restormel

Associated Categories: Lanlivery

Keywords: cornish, history, lostwithiel