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Launceston in Cornwall County, England, United Kingdom
 

The Earl’s Chamber

 
 
The Earl’s Chamber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
1. The Earl’s Chamber Marker
Inscription.
The Earl's Chamber
You are standing in the lobby which led into the Earl's chamber in front of you.
Behind you another door led out onto the flat roof which, in the 13th century, covered the space between the high tower and surrounding walls. From here the town and deer park.
The chamber was well lit by the single window opposite and had a large fireplace to your right.
It does not have a latrine and is a long way from the kitchens in the courtyard. It seems likely that this chamber was used for formal entertainment and showpiece ceremonies rather than on a day to day basis.
 
Location. 50° 38.253′ N, 4° 21.678′ W. Marker is in Launceston, England, in Cornwall County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Road and Dockey, on the left when traveling north on Western Road. 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. Shell Keep (here, next to this marker); The Landscape (here, next to this marker); The Gate (a few steps from this marker); The development of the Castle (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Earl’s Chamber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
2. The Earl’s Chamber Marker
The Keep (within shouting distance of this marker); Dooms-Dale Launceston Castle (within shouting distance of this marker); North Gate House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 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
 
The Earl’s Chamber image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
3. The Earl’s Chamber
The holes in the walls would have been sockets for timber floor joists.
The Earl’s Chamber Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 6, 2018
4. The Earl’s Chamber Marker
Spiral stairs reach this area of the tower 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 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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