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Category:Hadleigh Castle

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English: Hadleigh Castle in the English county of Essex overlooks the Thames estuary from a ridge to the south of the town of Hadleigh. Built after 1215 during the reign of Henry III by Hubert de Burgh, the castle was surrounded by parkland and had an important economic, as well as defensive role. Hadleigh was significantly expanded by Edward III, who turned it into a grander property, designed to defend against potential French attack as well as provide the king with a convenient private residence close to London. Built on a geologically unstable hill of London clay, the castle has often been subject to subsidence; this, combined with the sale of its stonework in the 16th century has led to it now being ruined. The castle is now preserved by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and scheduled monument.
Object location 51° 32′ 39.84″ N, 0° 36′ 32.4″ E Kartographer map based on OpenStreetMap. View all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap - Google Maps - Google Earth - Proximityrama info
Hadleigh Castle 
Grade I listed castle in the United Kingdom
Instance of castle
Location United Kingdom
Heritage designation
  • Grade I listed building
  • scheduled monument
Inception 1230
Authority control
National Heritage List for England number: 1123687

51° 32′ 39.84″ N, 0° 36′ 32.4″ E

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