Bamburgh Castle and windmill, Northumberland

Bamburgh Castle and windmill, Northumberland
Photograph taken 1958 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: AA59/03160

This volcanic outcrop has been used as a defensive site since the 1st century BC, although most of the remains seen are here from the 12th century and later. To the right of the picture is the tower windmill. Its importance is seen by the defensive wall surrounding it, and it may have supplied the castle with flour at one time.

Location

Northumberland Bamburgh

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle attack defence remains coast beach Medieval (1066 - 1484)