Eynsford castle - a medieval treasure

Ref: C2423286

We will tour the site to understand its phases and functions through the years. We will also consider the documentary and archaeological evidence that add to our understanding of the castle and how it was connected to events, great and small in English history. We will ask how the uses of the castle has changed with time and also consider how it has been interpreted in terms of architecture, history and art. The meeting point is the entrance to Eynsford Castle, off High Street, Eynsford, Kent, DA4 0AA

Course aim

A site visit to Eynsford castle to understand the form and function of this little known Norman Castle

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • demonstrate clear knowledge and understanding of the site and its importance
  • interrogate documentary sources and draw supported conclusions
  • identify and explain change and continuity on the site over time
  • make links to our own times and experiences

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

This is an outdoor session so sensible footwear, waterproofs, water, sun protection. The site is exposed and ground underfoot is uneven but largely flat. There are no toilets on site. It is a 3/4 of a mile walk from the railway station to the castle. Free car park next to the castle.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Eynsford castle - a medieval treasure

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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