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CSG 2013 Stirling Conference:

Conference Introduction

Castle Campbell


Falkland Palace

St. Andrews Castle

Ravenscraig Castle

Doune Castle

Alloa Tower

Linlithgow Palace

Blackness Castle

Plane Castle



Bascule Bridges

Yetts and Window Grilles


Brougham Castle’s double-gatehouse, vaulting ambition and ‘bottle dungeons’ - Neil Guy

Marshal towers’ in South-West Wales: Innovation, Emulation and Mimicry - John Wiles

The Impact of Château Gaillard and Crusading on English Castle Architecture - Richard Hulme

‘A palace for our kings’ - A decade of research into a royal residence in the heart of Sherwood Forest at Kings Clipstone, Nottinghamshire - James Wright and Andy Gaunt

Halls, ‘hall-houses’ and tower-houses in medieval Ireland: disentangling the needlessly entangled - Tadhg O’Keeffe

‘Water Court: smaller, and quite demure’ - A recent building survey of a forgotten late medieval courtyard at Knole, Kent - David Sorapure & James Wright.

Moat House, near Thorp Arch, West Yorkshire - Shaun Richardson

Murage: An introduction - Philip Davis

Kyffin Williams and castle guidebooks of North Wales - John R Kenyon

Reviews / New Books / Forthcoming:

Diary Dates

CSG Member Information


Treasurer’s Report

2013-14 Journal Index

Listed below are low-resolution web pdf files covering the CSG Conference Proceedings (Yorkshire) of Journal 31, 2017-18, in alphabetical or sectional sequence, and previous Journal articles and site visits in full.

CSG 2017 Harrogate Conference: Castles of North Yorkshire:

Conference Introduction



Castle Bolton


Sheriff Hutton




Markenfield Hall

Harewood Castle

CSG 2016 Hereford Conference: Castles of the Welsh Marches:

Conference Introduction

Brampton Bryan








Richard’s Castle




CSG 2016-17 Journal Feature Articles

The Castles of Gaston Fébus - Peter Purton

King John 800 Conference in Dublin Castle, Ireland. Daniel Tietzsch-Tyler

A return to the burh-geat - Derek Renn

Lancaster Castle - The Gatehouse Revealed - Neil Guy

Recent research on Carrickfergus Castle, Co. Antrim, Sarah Gormley and Tom McNeill

Lea Castle, Co. Laois: the story so far - Karen Dempsey

The Four Stages of Harlech Castle - Paul Remfry

The Lost Towers of John de Vere the 13th earl of Oxford - Charles Hollwey

Fortresses in Normandy – the Boosting of a Powerful Tradition - Charles Coulson

Polygonal walls and fortified landscape: the medieval castle of Arpino - Sabrina Pietrobono

Reviews, New Books published in 2016 & Forthcoming - 2017

CSG Meeting Minutes, Business & Diary Dates

2016-17 Journal Index

CSG 2015  Wrexham Conference:

Conference Introduction

Caergwrle (Hope) Castle

Hawarden Old Castle

Ewloe Castle

Flint Castle

Rhuddlan Castle

Denbigh Castle

Holt Castle

Ruthin Castle

Castell Dinas Bran  

Tomen y Rhodwydd   

CSG 2014 Belfast Conference:

Conference Introduction


Dromore Motte & Bailey

Clough Motte & Bailey

Dundrum Castle


Audley’s Castle

Strangford Castle

Kilclief Castle


Ballygally & Carncastle

Red Bay Castle

Castle Carra




Castle Balfour

Castle Caulfield


Towers 5 Conference: ‘Antiquity & Lineage; the Tower as Status Symbol’ Gillian Eadie

Roesia de Verdon and the building of Castleroche, Co. Louth - Tadhg O’Keeffe

Scottish ‘hall-houses’: the origins and development of a modern castellological concept - Geoffrey Stell

Lancaster Castle Revealed - Part 1 - The Keep - Neil Guy

Wressle Castle, East Yorkshire: Gardens Survey Interim Summary - Shaun Richardson and Ed Dennison

Elite living in later medieval Wensleydale: Further Work at Hornby Castle North Yorkshire - Erik Matthews

Castles as Prisons - Richard Nevell

Well-placed for waging war’: Strategic aspects of William the Conqueror’s rural castles - Richard Hulme

Licences to Fortify in Gascony: Part I c.1214-1289 - Charles Coulson

Machicolation: The origins - Konstantin Nossov

The Castle of Kantara - Nicolas Morelle

Reviews / New Books / Forthcoming:

Diary Dates

CSG Member Information

Treasurer’s Report

2014-15 Journal Index

Paul Sandby RA, 1731–1809, British, View of Richmond Castle, Yorkshire, undated, Watercolor heightened with gouache on two sheets of laid paper, laid on a contemporary wash line mount, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund. Heavily cropped