Sunday, 17 June 2012

CHRISTCHURCH CASTLE RUINS

CHRISTCHURCH CASTLE
Christchurch Castle was built in the late 11th century to protect the town and river access to the interior of Wessex. It was built inside the Saxon fort whose walls were probably used to build the castle mound or motte. 
The luxurious Constable's hall was built around 1150. 
The stone keep ~ slighted after 1650 ~ replaced a wooden structure in about 1300. The castle saw action in the Anarchy around 1147 and also in the Civil War in 1645. 
All that's left today are these ruins standing on the mound...

5 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

What a history to be felt at this place.

Thank you for this journey. Please have a good new week ahead.

monika said...

Trevor I wish you a successful week. Image of the ruins of the church is wonderful.

Chandra said...

How I wish I could be visiting such phenomenal places as you, Trevor!

Great capture!!

Paz :)

Trevor said...

*Robert Geiss*
Thanks Robert...

*Monika*
Thanks for your visit and comment Monika.

*Chandra*
We do seem to have a lot of history locally that make for a good photographic subject...

Łucja-Maria said...

Trevor,
thank you very much for your comment.
Your photos delight. I really like the old castles.
They are very beautiful.
Lucja-Maria