Monday, 16 September 2013

Berkhamsted Castle

A castle constructed from flintstones bound together using a very robust lime mortar.

Becket was constable of Berkhamsted till he was sacked from this position by Henry II. During his time as its constable he seems to have been a perpetual improver of his/its estates: he greatly increased the amount of money every year submitted to the King's Treasury.

The annual farm as recorded in the Pipe Rolls for Berkhampsted was £37 in 1156, £70 in 1158 and £77 in 1159.



References

Wikimapia Berkhamsted Castle
Berkhamsted-castle.org.uk. Berkhamsted Castle 


En.wikipedia.org Berkhamsted Castle

Pastscape.org.uk Berkhamsted Castle
http://www.pastscape.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=346252

 Peter Hicks (1 January 2008). How Castles Were Built. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-1-4042-4293-7


Flickr.com: Berkhamsted Castle
C.J.D. Roberts (November 2011)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10626258@N02/sets/72157627945159557/

Google Photos
Berkhamsted Castle July 2015
https://goo.gl/photos/uZmceAyL1FMAsvoMA

John Robert Crawford (M.A.) (1861). Berkhamsted castle, an historical reverie.

 David Hughson (1809). London; Being an Accurate History and Description of the British Metropolis and Its Neighbourhood: To Thirty Miles Extent, from an Actual Perambulation. W. Stratford. pp. 28–.


The Archaeological Journal. Special Excursion to Berkhamsted July 8th 1873: Longman. 1873. pp. 407–.



Berkhamsted Castle - Bucks TV



Berkhamsted Castle - English Heritage

"Berkhampstead St Peter: Introduction, honour, manor and castle." A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 2. Ed. William Page. London: Victoria County History, 1908. 162-171. British History Online. Web. 10 June 2018. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp162-171

Plans of Berkhamsted Castle.

Photos of Berkhamsted Castle - June 2108

Berkhampstead St Peter: Introduction, honour, manor and castle', in A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 2, ed. William Page (London, 1908), pp. 162-171. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/herts/vol2/pp162-171

Akeman Street - Wikipedia



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