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WALLS OF GOOD RED BRICK AT HURSTMONCEAUX ON THE PEVENSEY MARSHES

WALLS OF GOOD RED BRICK AT HURSTMONCEAUX ON THE PEVENSEY MARSHES

About the year 1446 Sir Roger Fiennes, brother to the first Lord Saye and Sele, treasurer to Henry VI and a hero of Agincourt, began to build the great castle of Hurstmonceaux, on Pevensey Level, and he built it in red brick. Like Bodiam, this great building looks more like a castle than a country mansion, but was, in reality, more of a country mansion than a castle. There were originally a moat outside and four courts inside. The rooms within have been skilfully restored The gate-towers are 84 feet high.

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