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Orford Castle, Suffolk

Orford Castle, Suffolk

Artist: Godfrey, R

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1783

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXIX

Item number: 24 b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

The keep of Orford Castle in Suffolk was built for Henry II in 1165-7. It was one of the first Norman castle keeps to be built in a polygonal rather than square shape, the angles of a polygonal keep were less easily undermined.

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