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  View of the gatehouse, bank and ditch, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England   Castle Rising.

The Gatehouse bridge across the ditch. The top of the Gatehouse is visible above the top of the bank on the left with Amanda standing by it which gives an idea of the general scale of the earthworks. Poking above the trees in the distance on the left is the tower of St. Lawrence Church.

The distance from the top of the bank to the bottom of the ditch must be a least 80 feet. That would have taken a lot of digging.

 

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  View of the Keep, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England   Castle Rising.

The Castle Keep showing the main entrance on the nearest corner.

 

 

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  Photograph of the Great Staircase, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England   Castle Rising.

The great entrance staircase accessed from the main entrance door in the picture above. Now that is impressive.

 

 

 

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  Photograph of the Waiting Room, Castle Rising, Norfolk, England   Castle Rising

At the top of the Great Staircase, through the door on the left, is this small waiting room. The archway was originally the main entrance to the Great Hall but was bricked up and turned into a fireplace in the 16th century. The only way on into the Keep is now via the spiral stairway on the right.

 

 

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