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INSIDE THE NORMAN KEEP OF ROCHESTER'S GRAND OLD CASTLE

INSIDE THE NORMAN KEEP OF ROCHESTER'S GRAND OLD CASTLE

One of the best view-points from which to see Rochester Castle is the London-Whitstable main line where it meets and follows the river Medway. The keep rises a sheer 125 feet, from the base to the tops of the angle-turrets, on the opposite bank, and is by far the highest of its kind. It was probably built by Archbishop Corbeuil (1123-36) in succession to the fortalice of William II, somewhat to the south. The walls are pierced by many windows and doors on the first and second floors and a gallery runs round the entire building near the top.

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