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CHEPSTOW, THAT HELD THE PASSAGE OF THE SEVERN, AND THE CASTLE OF 'PEVERIL OF THE PEAK'

CHEPSTOW, THAT HELD THE PASSAGE OF THE SEVERN, AND THE CASTLE OF 'PEVERIL OF THE PEAK'

Out of the river Wye Chepstow rises on a steep rock, and on the rock a castle was built in the eleventh century by William Fitz-Osborn, Earl of Hereford. The original structure is still partly extant in the keep, but the rest of the fortification, covering about three acres, was reconstructed in the thirteenth century. Castleton (bottom) was founded in 1068 by William Peveril, an ancestor of Scott's hero, and the present keep, standing on an imposing crag of limestone, was put up about 1176. Part of the battlements is still to he seen.

Other pictures from Some Early Norman Castles


COLCHESTER, ENGLAND'S LARGEST NORMAN KEEP, NOW USED AS A MUSEUM OF ESSEX ANTIQUITIES

IMPREGNABLE CORFE AND THE LITTLE TOWN IT SHELTERED

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