Colchester Castle , Colchester, Essex

Colchester Castle , Colchester, Essex
Photograph taken 1906 © Historic England Archive ref: OP12136

A view of Colchester Castle from the south-west with the gates to Castle Park in the foreground. It was probably built in 1080 for William the Conqueror as an important defensive fort. When it was built the castle was much larger than any other Norman Castle in England

Location

Essex Colchester

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

castle defence norman