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Scarborough Castle

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott
Contributors: Charlotte Tupman
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified May 05, 2018 03:14 PM History
The ruins of a medieval castle built ca. A.D. 1135 by William le Gros, Earl of Albemarle. Now an English Heritage site.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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fort, tower


Now ruined, the edifice of Scarborough Castle began as a twelfth century wooden fortress. The site of the castle, however, was in use in the Iron Age when a hillfort was located on the site and again during the Roman period.

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Jeffrey Becker, Tom Elliott, and Charlotte Tupman, 'Scarborough Castle: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 05 August 2020]

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