Peveril Castle, Derbyshire, England.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
N 53° 20.504 W 001° 46.593
30U E 581454 N 5910984
Perched high above the pretty village of Castleton, the castle offers breathtaking views of the Peak District. Founded soon after the Norman Conquest of 1066 by William Peverel, one of King William’s most trusted knights, it played an important role
Waymark Code: WM2EMQ
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member GeoRams
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Peveril Castle is an 11th century stone keep and bailey fortress, founded by William Peverel. Built on a strong natural site, the elegant square Norman keep, guards the gateway to a D-shaped outer bailey, sited across the Peak Cavern gorge. In the sloping triangular inner bailey are the foundations of a chapel and two halls, the northern curtain wall displays herringbone masonry and a shallow buttressed turret. The 12th century round-arched gatehouse is now the main entrance but originally was only the back gate to the castle. Part of village defenses can be seen from the wall by the turret. 2 miles east is Hope Castle and 6 miles east is Hathersage Castle.
Property page on English Heritage website: [Web Link]

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Property Address:
Castleton, Derbyshire, England SK 149-826

Property maintained by:: English Heritage

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