Ypres Tower, Ryedetails

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Ypres Tower, Rye




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[in the Middle Ages] There were three strong gates, and on the south side, looking out across the sea, was a large stone watch-tower, known as the Ypres Tower (pronounced locally ‘Wipers’). It was built by Wlliam of Ypres, Earl of Kent, in the reign of Stephen. Te small garrison kept a close look-out for the enemy’s fleet, and when it was seen to be approaching the warden gave orders that the watch-bell, that stood close by, should be rung to alarm the inhabitants and to call them to prepare for defence. (p. 124)

As far as I can tell from other sources the tower was actually built a little later, probably around 1240 to 1250.



73 x 102mm (2.9 x 4.0 inches)

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2400 dots per inch


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