Original Entrance Doors, Chepstow Castle

Server Costs Fundraiser 2023

Running a website with millions of readers every month is expensive. Not only do we pay for our servers, but also for related services such as our content delivery network, Google Workspace, email, and much more. We would much rather spend this money on producing more free history content for the world. Thank you for your help!
$256 / $21000

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Damian Entwistle
published on 19 January 2020

The original wooden doors of Chepstow Castle in southern Wales. The castle was first built c. 1067 CE by Earl William FitzOsbern and then extended from c. 1190 CE by Sir William Marshal (c. 1146-1219 CE). The doors, dated using tree-ring analysis to the 1190s CE, were an innovation of Sir William’s. They are the oldest castles doors in Europe and were covered in iron plates to make them impregnable to battering and fire.

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Entwistle, D. (2020, January 19). Original Entrance Doors, Chepstow Castle. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11743/original-entrance-doors-chepstow-castle/

Chicago Style

Entwistle, Damian. "Original Entrance Doors, Chepstow Castle." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 19, 2020. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11743/original-entrance-doors-chepstow-castle/.

MLA Style

Entwistle, Damian. "Original Entrance Doors, Chepstow Castle." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Jan 2020. Web. 05 Feb 2023.

Membership