Monday, May 31, 2010
United Kingdom - England - Portchester Castle
PORTCHESTER CASTLE - HAMPSHIRE
Sent by Andy from Southampton, England.
This is from Wikipedia : Portchester Castle is a medieval castle and former Roman fort at Portchester to the east of Fareham in the English county of Hampshire. It is located at grid reference SU624045, occupying a commanding position at the head of Portsmouth Harbour. The castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and a Grade I listed building. The castle has been in the ownership of the Southwick Estate since the 17th century but is managed by English Heritage and open to visitors throughout the year. It is the only Roman fort in northern Europe with the majority of the walls and bastions complete and still standing.
The Norman church, St. Mary's, which stands in the south-east corner of the grounds, falls within the Anglican Diocese of Portsmouth.