Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

BRIDGENORTH CASTLE


BRIDGENORTH CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

The original castle was started in 1101 by the River Severn and enlarged throughout the 12th century. The keep was probably built in the early 12th century. The castle was besiged in the Civil War and after it was captured it was destroyed apart from the keep which although undermined still stands but now leans dramatically. The tunnel used to undermine the keep can still be seen (below). Nearby is Panpudding Hill which was used to beseige Bridgenorth Castle in the 12th and 17th centuries.

The town was also surrounded by a turf rampart in the 13th century. It was later re-constructed in stone with five gates but only one, the North Gate, now remains.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Northgate photo Andrew Tivenan
Tunnel entrance photo Andrew Tivenan Panpudding Hill photo Andrew Tivenan

 

Directions
In the centre of town, on the A442
Castle St, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4AF

 



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