Reconstruction of Portchester Castle in c1140, Portchester, Hampshire

Reconstruction of Portchester Castle in c1140, Portchester, Hampshire
Photograph taken 01/11/2004 © Terry Ball. Source Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: J040090

This is a reconstruction drawing of what the inner bailey would have looked like in c1140, after the building of the keep and its forebuilding. The low, squat proportions of the keep are ty[ical of such buildings in this period. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2011). Find out more.

Location

Hampshire Portchester

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

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aerial view reconstruction drawing castle wall keep defence moat english heritage