Norman Tower

The Norman tower-keep of Rochester Castle was built in around 1127 with Kentish ragstone. It is 113 feet high and has three floors above the basement level.

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 31st 2012

14 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 4 – Rochester Castle”

  1. jameshigham says:

    Did they use scaffolding, do you know?

  2. Frida says:

    Another one of your beautiful old castles. They must have used scaffolding of some kind?!

  3. Mats says:

    Very cool! I don’t think I would have wanted to live at that time, cold and no cameras. :)

  4. It is very imposing isn’t it

  5. Those castle always have a feeling of darkness and solemness about them. At the same time they are beautiful pieces of architecture. But as someone else said, I wouldn’t want to live there. A lovely, low-key and almost modest photograph that only enhances the castle itself. Well done.

    • CherryPie says:

      It was difficult to get a view of mainly castle only, it is right next to the high street and the cathedral. There is a bit of romance about the idea of living in a castle but I am sure the reality was very different.

    • CherryPie says:

      Thank you :-)

      The first part about wooden bailey and hill I am quite familiar with. The second part about the skills needed to build the castle is very similar to that needed for cathedral building.

      I am still non the wiser about the scaffolding though…

  6. Another English Heritage property? ;)