West Yorkshire Archaeology Service
Pontefract Castle was demolished by Parliamentary troops during the English Civil War to prevent it being reoccupied and held against them by forces loyal to the King. In Tudor times this was a royal castle and one of the most important in the North of England due to its strategic position overlooking the Great North Road and the river crossing at Ferrybridge.
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Photograph P. Gwilliam ©WYAS
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West Yorkshire Archaeology Service - The Tudors in West Yorkshire