Photographer's Note

Hello Everyone,

My last photograph showed the 'man in black' moving out.
This photograph shows you what he was leaving behind!
(Maybe it took too much cleaning!)

This is the steep wall of Lincoln's motte and bailey castle. It gives you some idea of what it would have looked like looking upwards as an attacker!

Lincoln Castle is one of the grandest Norman castles in England and is unusual as it has two keeps and a complete curtain wall. It was also a major centre of administration and justice containing a prison and court house. It also houses one of only four surviving copies of the original Magna Carta.

The castle is strategically sited on top of the hill on the site of the Roman fort and city of Lindum. It was a substantial settlement at the time of the Norman Conquest. William I established a castle here as part of his plan to take control of the country.
His castle was huge, being built inside the Roman walls and using them as the foundation for the curtain wall. The Lucy Tower is built on the original motte. (The cathedral would have been inside the castle bailey.)

The massive earth ramparts and curtain wall date from the C11th when the stone shell keep of the Lucy tower was built. - from "Castles of the south and midlands"

This castle is in extremely good repair and very well worth a visit, Bev :-)

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Additional Photos by Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9440 W: 371 N: 21857] (85896)
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