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Sandal Castle




Description

Sandal Castle from which Richard, Duke of York sallied forth to confront the Lancastrian forces at the Battle of Wakefield, 30th Dec 1460, where he was killed and his army crushed.
Little is now left of the castle itself, but the earthworks of the outer bailly and the mound itself are well preserved. An oservation platform on top of the mound gives a good view over Wakefield and the ground where the battle took place.

Location

Sandal, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Oct 2004

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