The Norman Gatehouse and the Barbican

The Norman Gatehouse and the Barbican (HM2E6W)

Location: , England BN7 1EE East Sussex
Country: United Kingdom
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N 50° 52.374', W 0° 0.479'

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The Norman Gatehouse and the Barbican

The Norman Gatehouse
The Norman Gatehouse was probably square, but only one wall is left. From the Gatehouse, part of the Curtain Wall, which enclosed the Castle, went up to the top of the motte.
The Gatehouse and wall are made of roughly laid flints with Caen Stone on the corners and archways.
The Barbican
In the 14th century a new entrance called a Barbican was built in front of the Norman Gatehouse.
The flints on the front of the Barbican were carefully shaped and laid in neat rows. Green sandstone was used for the corners and for decoration.
Did You Know?
On the Barbican different types of stone have been used to make a chequered pattern. This may have been meant to look like the blue and vellow of the De Warenne family's colours.
HM NumberHM2E6W
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Date Added Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 7:03pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 710502 N 5639956
Decimal Degrees50.87290000, -0.00798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 50° 52.374', W 0° 0.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds50° 52' 22.44" N, 0° 0' 28.74" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Downside, England BN7 1EE, GB
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