Chepstow Castle Guidebook
Chepstow Castle Guidebook
According to the Domesday Book, William fitz Osbern built the castle of Chepstow and, until recently, the great tower has been identified as his work. Although there is no reason to dispute that Earl William built the first castle, recent research suggests that the great tower could be later in date and may have been commissioned by one of the Norman kings of England — perhaps William I during his visit to south Wales in 1081.
Chepstow remained largely unaltered until 1189, when it passed by marriage to William Marshall — one of the most powerful men in the country. He began remodelling the castle in the 1190s with the construction of a new main gatehouse, built to a revolutionary design.
Chepstow was garrisoned on a number of occasions, most notably during the Civil War, which led to considerable repair work in the years that followed. The castle was placed in state care in 1953 and the castle and town walls are now maintained by Cadw.
Product Code: CPG00014
Published 2010 / 56 pages / ISBN 978-1-85760-285-2
Size 210mm (w) x 255mm (h) English language
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It may take longer to deliver to remote areas, including the following post codes: AB, BT, DD 8-11, HS, IV, KA 27-28, KW, PA20-23, 28-29, 31, 34, 41 onwards, PH8, 10, 16, 18 onwards, TR21-25, ZE.
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