03-14-2014, 04:35 PM
Beaumaris Castle on Anglesey was the last of the great castles built in Wales for King Edward I by his chief builder. His chief builder was Master James of St. Georges.
Set amid meadows rich in bulrushes, with distant views across into Snowdonia, Beaumaris Castle is known for its great beauty of its location.
Beaumaris Castle was built in the spring of 1295.
The castle was built on flat marshy land.
The octagonal outer wall contained twelve towers and two gatehouses.
The rectangular inner wall contained four round towers (one at each corner), two gatehouses, and two D-shaped towers.
The main entrance in the outer wall to the south gave on to the sea at high tide.
The main entrance of Beaumaris Castle was known as the Gate-next-the-Sea.
The second gateway was called the Llanfaes Gate.
The Chapel Tower contains a magnificently appointed chapel with a vaulted ceiling and point windows.
King Edward I and his chief architect, Master James of St. Georges, used the concentric design in the castle of Beaumaris.
Master James of St. Georges employed 200 quarrymen, 30 smiths and carpenters, 400 masons, and 2,000 general labourers.
Cepe, Thank you for the fabulous photos of Beaumaris Castle.