Rochester Castle, Rochester, Medway

Rochester Castle, Rochester, Medway
Photograph taken 02 April 2001 © Mr M.K Lofthouse. Source Historic England Archive ref: 172927

Rochester Castle is a building of exceptional significance. It was built where Watling Street crosses the Medway and the river is narrow enough to have a bridge. It was one of the first Norman Castles to be fortified in stone. The norman curtain wall survives to the west and incorporates the remains of the Roman city wall. This property is manged by Medway Council.

Location

Medway Rochester

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

norman castle stone keep defence road town wall roman (43 - 409) medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage