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Filename: 34048_066.jpg

Size: 7360 x 4912 (7.9MB)

Date: 29th September 2021

Source: Historic England

Credit: A© Historic England Archive, Emm

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Photographer

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Pontefract Castle 34048_066

Pontefract Castle, West Yorkshire, 2018. A Norman motte and bailey castle

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Castle Motte And Bailey


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This aerial photograph captures the majestic Pontefract Castle, a remarkable Norman motte and bailey fortress nestled in West Yorkshire. The image, expertly captured by Emma Trevarthen, showcases the castle's grandeur and historical significance. Pontefract Castle stands as a testament to centuries of rich history and strategic importance. Its imposing stone walls enclose a vast complex of buildings that once housed royalty and witnessed countless battles. The towering motte, visible at the center of the frame, serves as a reminder of its medieval origins. The photograph beautifully portrays the castle's intricate architecture from an elevated perspective. From this vantage point, one can appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship that went into constructing such an impressive stronghold. The surrounding landscape adds to its allure; lush greenery surrounds the castle grounds, creating a picturesque setting against which this architectural gem proudly stands. Emma Trevarthen's skillful composition allows us to marvel at both the scale and detail of Pontefract Castle. This print is not just a visual delight but also serves as a window into our past—a glimpse into an era when castles were symbols of power and fortitude. Whether you are captivated by history or simply drawn to stunning photography, this print offers both beauty and intrigue for any admirer seeking to immerse themselves in England's rich heritage through imagery alone.

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