Alton Castle

Staffordshire, England

City/Town/Village: Alton Towers
District: Staffordshire Moorlands
County: Staffordshire
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9798, -1.89273
Postcode: ST10 4TT
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Alton Castle is a 12th century stone enclosure fortress, founded by Bertram de Verdon. It was substantially reconstructed during the 15th century and is still isolated by the remains of the medieval curtain wall, with its great rock-cut ditch. A tall rectangular tower, with a chamfered plinth and crossloops flanks the wall and ditch, with the remains of a twin-towered gatehouse or postern, still showing its portcullis slot to the west. After Civil War slighting, the remains were given a Gothic reconstruction by Pugin, in 1847.

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