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BROKEN BASTIONS OF HASTINGS CASTLE THAT STILL LOOK DOWN UPON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

BROKEN BASTIONS OF HASTINGS CASTLE THAT STILL LOOK DOWN UPON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

There is a vivid representation of the building of the castle at "Hestengaceastra" in the Bayeux Tapestry showing the raising of a mound of earth which is already topped by a palisade. It is possible that work was begun on this oldest of the truly Norman castles before Senlac was fought. Time and the Channel tide have laid the castle waste. There are two baileys or court­yards, separated by a ditch dug through the tongue of rock which projects into the sea. It is the west of these which became the castle of medieval times, and here there is probably no surviving stonework preceding the date of Henry II. A portion of a tower and gateway appear in the foreground. There is little else save foundations.

Other pictures from Some Early Norman Castles


OLD-TIME PROTECTORS OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER AND THE ENGLISH CHANNEL

BEAUTIFUL KENILWORTH WANTONLY RUINED BY THE ROUNDHEAD OFFICIALS

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