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Launceston in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century

 
 
The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
1. The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century Marker
Inscription.
Throughout the Middle Ages the courtyard was packed full of buildings providing accommodation for the Lord and his followers.
There were also service buildings: a survey carried out in 1337 lists a chapel, stable, gaol, hall and various chambers.
To your right was the Great Hall where ceremonies and banquets were held.
Beyond, against the castle wall, was the kitchen. It was detached from the other buildings in the courtyard to prevent the spread of fire.
To the left of the kitchen was a narrow hall which may have been a courtroom or have had some administrative function. It was probably here that the Earl's Cornish estates were managed and public business took place.
 
Location. 50° 38.222′ N, 4° 21.744′ 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. Moote Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The development of the Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen
The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. The Castle Courtyard in the 13th Century Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); South Gatehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); gorseth kernow (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Cuthbert Mayne (within shouting distance of this marker); Dooms-Dale Launceston Castle (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 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Forts, Castles
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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