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DEFENCES OF TENBY, AND LAUNCESTON'S SOUTH GATE

DEFENCES OF TENBY, AND LAUNCESTON'S SOUTH GATE

Tenby (bottom), now a quiet though popular resort on the Pembrokeshire coast, was important enough in medieval days to be worth protecting against attacks by the wild Welsh, and in the twelfth century a wall was built across the base of the promontory. This was strengthened in Elizabeth's time The road from Tavistock enters the Cornish town of Launceston by the South Gate (top). This gate is one of the few extant fragments of the walls which in medieval times enclosed the town in a circuit of nearly a mile.

Other pictures from Some Noted Walled Towns


THE WALLS OF THE THIRD EDWARD AT YORK, SHOWING THE MINSTER FROM THE EMBATTLED FOOTWAY

POSTERN GATE AT NEWCASTLE

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