The Castles of Somerset
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The real date of this journal entry should read June 1, 2005
Because I have a love of castle this postcard was just a “must have”.
Taunton castle pictured on the upper right on the postcard has origins around 700 as a defense fortification and later the site of a priory and then a Norman stone built castle belonging to the Bishops of Winchester. What you see now is the inner ward and it houses the county museum with hotels on the sites of previous gate houses.
The bottom left picture I believe is the Bishop’s Palace in Wells, and dates back to the early thirteenth century. A fortified and moated castle with a drawbridge as the only access.
Nunney castle is shown in the bottom right corner, and is a small French-style castle surrounded by a deep moat, built for Sir John Delamare in 1373, and said to have been based on the Bastille in