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CARISBROOKE, THE OLD DEFENCE OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT, AND CASTLE RISING'S NORMAN KEEP

CARISBROOKE, THE OLD DEFENCE OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT, AND CASTLE RISING'S NORMAN KEEP

Raiders from over the sea have often found the Isle of Wight a convenient spot for pillage or refreshment. The Normans put up Carisbrooke Castle on the summit of a down to protect the island. The keep is Norman, and there is a well 160 feet deep dug to insure against a long siege. Castle Rising (bottom) defended what was once the not unimportant Norfolk town of Rising, now a mere village. It stands on slightly elevated ground overlooking the Wash and protected by extensive earthworks. The Norman carving here is particularly fine.

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