Launceston Castle, Cornwall

Launceston Castle, Cornwall
Photograph taken 1951-1963 © Historic England Archive ref: HAW 9401/19

A view of the castle which was built in the late 11th century by Robert, Count of Mortain, a half brother to William the Conqueror. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Cornwall Launceston

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

norman 1950s (1950 - 1959) castle attack defence motte bailey keep curtain wall urban aerial view invasion conqueror medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage