Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex
Photograph taken 1989 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: bb92/17783

A view of Bodiam Castle looking across the moat. The castle was built in the late 14th century after Sir Edward Dalyngridge was granted permission to build on the manor against possible French invasion in 1385.It was built to look like a strong medieval castle with round towers but was, in fact, designed more for show than strength.


East Sussex Bodiam


Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)



castle attack defence moat invasion fortified manor crenellation medieval (1066 - 1484)