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Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle

Bridge to Great Tower

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

 

Below: the bridge leading from the Fountain Court to the Great Tower viewed from the moat.

 

A drawbridge built during the time of Sir William ap Thomas once spanned the moat giving access to Great Tower or Keep. At the top of the steps there is a doorway with the remains of a window above it, visible from the bridge. The doorway led to the well-appointed "arched bridge" constructed in the 15th century. The beautiful arched bridge was a successor to ap Thomas' original drawbridge and was probably completed in the French style with machicolations (battlements), details that are found in other parts of the castle. A modern bridge was constructed on the line of the original drawbridge in 1957.

 

 

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