Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Launceston in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

Shell Keep

 
 
Shell Keep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
1. Shell Keep Marker
Inscription.
Shell Keep
c.12th century
This circular stone wall had a wall walk on the top designed principally for use as a fighting platform. The High Tower was built inside this wall in the13th century and the gap spanned with a platform. (Note the joist holes)
 
Location. 50° 38.252′ N, 4° 21.674′ 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 Earl’s Chamber (here, next to this marker); The Landscape (a few steps from this marker); The Gate (a few steps from this marker); The development of the Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); Dooms-Dale Launceston Castle (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); North Gate House (about 90 meters away); gorseth kernow (about 90 meters away). 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
 
Shell Keep Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. Shell Keep Marker
The marker on the inside of the outer wall – the Shell 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 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
Paid Advertisement