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Launceston in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Keep

 
 
The Keep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
1. The Keep Marker
Inscription.
The Keep
In the 13th century, the building high on the mound in front of you provided a lordly reception suite where the Earl could entertain on special occasions.
The approach was deliberately formal and designed to impress. Anyone wishing an audience with the Earl would first have to cross the timber bridge, pass through a guard tower and then go up a covered stairway.
This elaborate arrangement was not only required for defensive purposes, but was also intended to increase the standing and prestige of the Earl.
( photo caption )
Right: The entrance to the Earl's reception suite as it would have been in the 13th century.
 
Location. 50° 38.219′ N, 4° 21.693′ W. Marker is in Launceston, England, in Cornwall County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Western Road and Dockey, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Launceston Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Launceston, England PL15 7DR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The development of the Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century
The Keep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. The Keep Marker
The Castle Keep is at the Top of the Hill
(within shouting distance of this marker); Shell Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); Launceston War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Earl’s Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker); The Landscape (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trafalgar Way (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Launceston.
 
Also see . . .  English Heritage - Launceston Castle. (Submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
The Entrance to the Keep image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
3. The Entrance to the Keep
The Keep image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 5, 2018
4. The Keep
The holes are sockets for timber joists for stairs and a walkway between the inner and outer keep.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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