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Description

Carnarvon Castle



[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]



1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.



Notes:

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.

Photo shows Caernarfon Castle, built by Edward I, in Caernarfon, Wales. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)

Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).



Format: Glass negatives.



Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.



Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print



General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain



Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.09152



Call Number: LC-B2- 2191-15

Caernarfon Castle (Welsh: Castell Caernarfon) is a medieval building in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. There was a motte-and-bailey castle in the town of Caernarfon from the late 11th century until 1283 when King Edward I of England began replacing it with the current stone structure. The Edwardian town and castle acted as the administrative centre of north Wales and as a result the defences were built on a grand scale. There was a deliberate link with Caernarfon's Roman past – nearby is the Roman fort of Segontium – and the castle's walls are reminiscent of the Walls of Constantinople.

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