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mick2me

Nottingham castle excavated?

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In our site header the gate house shows deterioration on the lower sandstone blocks? Is this due to that part covered by soil for some time?

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I wouldn't have thought so, more like the top part has been rebuilt. The top part shows little sign of weathering and looks like the blocks were mechanically dressed, so is therefore much later.

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The castle gatehouse was rebuilt in 1908 there is an account of this with photographs in Edwardian Nottingham Volume 3

By Richard Iliffe & Wilfred Baguley

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I had a Blue Badge guided tour once and she showed me something I'd never noticed. The inside arch has an inscription in old Norman above it which I think corresponds to the newer one on the outside in Latin.

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Ta'

Shame they didnt do a proper job on the latest castle building as well?

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And just down from the gatehouse, in the area where the Robin Hood statue now lives, used to be the Riding School.

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When and why was that building knocked down?

To plant taters!

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Now you are just showing off Bilboro-lad, with your big words, and on a Monday, no less.

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It looks way too much like a really castle. Very Rapunzelesque.

If it was still there it could have been a mosque :)

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The castle would make a good one

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Give them time Mick.

Plenty of room for one or two minarets up there with high powered speakers attached.

You would be able to hear the call to prayers in Slab Square!

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I'll leave this here, count the days before the Nottmpost lift it? I'd say around Wednesday? 

 

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