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Guard Room Buttress (13th Century)

Guard Room Buttress (13th Century)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: 7817.s.2

Item number: 104

Length: 15

Width: 20

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

View of buttresses on the curtain wall at Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. These substantial masonry buttresses date from the 13th century, by which time the castle had become formidably fortified: its central keep was encircled by a curtain wall and further defended with pools, a moat, marshes, and a great artificial lake created by King John which surrounded it on three sides. Reverend Knowles locates the Guard Room on the south-eastern section of the curtain wall overlooking the lower pool, between Mortimer’s Tower, the southern entrance to the castle, and the Water Tower commanding the moat.

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