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Conisbrough Castle is a castle in the town of Conisbrough near Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England ().
The remains of the 12th century castle are dominated by the 100 ft high circular keep, which is supported by six buttresses.
The name Conisbrough is thought to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon Cyningesburh - meaning 'the defended burh of the King', suggesting the area once belonged to one of the Anglo-Saxon kings, prior to the Norman Conquest.
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 Conisbrough Castle
Visit Conisbrough Castle and climb to the top of the magnificent Keep with it's breath-taking views across the breadth of Yorkshire; from the Television Mast on Emley Moor in the west to the Docks at Goole in the east.
Conisbrough Castle was once the principal northern stronghold of the de Warenne Earls of Surrey, who held the lands of Conisbrough from 1069 until 1347.
By the time of the fifth Earl, Hamelin Plantagenet, the wooden castle was no longer adequate to demonstrate the wealth and power of one of medieval England's most influential families and in 1180 Hamelin ordered the construction of a stone Keep to a new design of his devising.
www.visitdoncaster.co.uk /Tourism/historical/ConisbroughCastle.asp   (416 words)

Conisbrough Castle is an excellent place to visit and it is a fun place for all the family Did you know that the people that lived there, to dye there clothes they used Men's Urine!
Conisbrough Castle is probably one of the finest examples of Norman castle architecture anywhere in the North of England.
Conisbrough is a ruined castle with little see but its keep which is in excellent condition.
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Conisbrough stands on a natural mound which was given counter scarp banks to a provide a wide and deep moat that almost surrounds the castle.
1190 by Hamelin Plantagenet, illegitimate half brother of Henry II.It is a great tower castle enclosed in a curtain wall (which was 35ft tall and 7ft thick), with flanking solid half cylindrical towers and a gatehouse with projecting barbican in front (of which there are a few remains).
The principal feature of the castle is the uniquely shaped great tower (unique, that is, in the UK, for there is a similar shaped tower in France).
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 CastleXplorer - Conisbrough Castle
The most impressive and best preserved part of Conisbrough Castle is the circular keep, which has six wedge-shaped buttresses placed equidistantly around its circumference.
The keep, and a circuit of curtain walls that he added soon after, were built on the site of a castle founded at the end of the 11th century by William de Warenne, the first Earl Warenne.
By 1538 the castle was already in a state of ruin.
www.castlexplorer.co.uk /england/conisbrough/conisbrough.php   (244 words)

 Case study - Creating a virtual tour of Conisbourgh Castle - Mr R Huggins  - SchoolHistory.co.uk
On the day of the field trip the students went around the castle with the tour guide before breaking up into their groups, which looked at defences, everyday life and building and setting Conisbrough Castle.
Once the field trip was finished in the morning the students returned to the school were they spent the rest of the afternoon planning their virtual tour and editing their digital pictures and film.
As part of the scheme the department is going to send a copy of the Virtual Tour of Conisbrough Castle to all the history coordinators in the authority so as to help spread good practice and encourage similar projects.
www.schoolhistory.co.uk /case_studies/casestudy_virtualtour.shtml   (806 words)

 The Conisbrough Castle Website
Conisbrough Castle's contact information can be located at the foot of each page of this website.
During the summer months Conisbrough Castle is the venue for a wide range of Special Events, find out what's happening this year.
Including photos, old guide books of Conisbrough Castle, a Re-enactment page for anyone involved in or wishing to be involved in this hobby plus anything else we think you might enjoy.
www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk   (392 words)

 UKTV History: Britain's Best: Conisbrough Castle
The castle's keep dates back to the eleventh century and was held in the Battle Of Hastings...
Why I nominated this site: It is a historic castle with many events on from time to time.
Conisbrough Castle is probably one of South Yorkshire's best kept secrets, and now that the good weather is soon to be upon us the castle offers an ideal location for summer picnics and long lazy afternoons.
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Conisbrough is situated in the Dearne Valley, to the south west of Doncaster, in the North Midlands of England.
Prominent features of the town are Conisbrough Castle, a 12th century Norman castle, and St. Peters Church, even older than the castle.
Originally a rural area, it became quite a considerable coal mining community with the commencement of mining in the 19th Century.
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 Conisbrough Castle Yorkshire Cricket Supporters' Club : Cricket Societies : The Yorkshire County Cricket Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The club first saw the light of day at a meeting at Conisbrough Castle Working Men’s Club one dark March evening in l978.
An annual picnic is a feature at the end of every season, giving the lady members the chance to perform their catering skills.
Meetings are held during the winter months, and a wide variety of speakers have graced the Conisbrough scene.
www.yorkshireccc.com /Societies/Conisbrough   (230 words)

 Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council | Conisbrough Castle
William, the first Earl, built a timber motte and bailey castle on the site during the early 1070s.
An audio-visual presentation evokes a dramatic episode in the Castle’s history.
There is a Visitor Centre with a gift shop, displays and information and various events are held during summer.
www.doncaster.gov.uk /Leisure_in_Doncaster/Visit_Doncaster/Local_attractions/Conisbrough_Castle.asp   (300 words)

 Conisbrough Castle South Yorkshire UK
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It is the only remaining castle in the country of its type comprising a 6-buttressed circular shape for the keep.
The castle is open to the public having been renovated in 1994 to ensure its continued protection from the elements.
www.sheffieldontheinternet.co.uk /conisbro.html   (56 words)

 Conisbrough Castle : South Yorkshire : Yorkshire : View properties : Properties : Days Out & Events : English ...
The white, cylindrical keep of this 12th-century castle is a spectacular structure.
Built of magnesian limestone, it is the only example of its kind in England.
(The castle is managed by the Ivanhoe Trust on behalf of English Heritage).
www.english-heritage.org.uk /server.php?show=ConProperty.363   (225 words)

This was our second time at Conisbrough and the weather was equally as good this year as it was last.
Our intrepid explorer, Rita Crossley, climbed to the summit of the castle keep to take these photos.
More information about Conisbrough Castle can be found at www.conisbroughcastle.org.uk
www.thurlstonebrassband.freeserve.co.uk /2006conisbrough.htm   (136 words)

A site designed to provide you with news and information about what is happening in the community.
A little Village 6 miles from Conisbrough, The home of the Reresby's, Saville's, Fullerton's, de Perci, and Normanville's.
Conisbrough Social Education Centre Old Rd, Conisbrough, Doncaster
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 Virtual Tour of Conisbrough Castle - History Teachers' Discussion Forum
Virtual Tour of Conisbrough Castle - History Teachers' Discussion Forum
Virtual Tour of Conisbrough Castle, Mr RJ Huggins
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 Conisbrough Castle, an Attraction in Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Search for South Yorkshire Attractions.
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