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ST3188 :: Castle, Newport, South Wales

Taken 11 years ago by Richard Rogerson near Newport/Casnewydd, Newport, Wales

Castle, Newport, South Wales by Richard Rogerson
Castle, Newport, South Wales

Newport Castle is a 14th century stone rectangular courtyard fortress, founded by Hugh d'Audele. In the 15th century, Humphrey Stafford strengthened the castle but sadly only the east front now survives. The high curtain wall, powerfully flanked by a central tower with a water-gate and two octagonal angle towers with spur buttresses, stands on the west bank of the River Usk. LinkExternal link
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Subject Grid Square ST3188
Subject Lat/Long 51.590953,-2.993934 (click to view more nearby images)
Near Newport/Casnewydd, Newport, Wales
Photographer Richard Rogerson
Taken 20090709 200907 2009 (about 11 years ago)
Submitted 2009-07-11
Subject castle ·
Term fortress · 15th century · humphrey · curtain wall · water gate · buttresses · rectangular courtyard · river usk · wales · west bank · newport castle · 14th century · central tower · spur ·

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