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Baz
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1 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 8:51am  
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Caludon Castle sits on park land now, with three side's still having a moat. It fell into disrepair many years ago, But still has a charm about it that sets your mind off with images of battles and brave men. The one wall of the Great hall is all that remains, The fireplace and chimney run up the center of the 5 ft thick outer wall, and with a camera, one can see all the way to the top. The great hall would have been twice the size the wall is today. Window edges can be seen at both ends, adding to the grandour of the place. The one thing that has my mind at a worry, is if you build a castle with 5ft thick walls and a moat, all to keep it safe from attack, Then why put massive windows in ? Big grin The lower pic show the outside of the wall with all the pitted stone work.
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

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Baz
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2 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 9:00am  
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Up the chimney we go ! Happy
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Babby25
Wyken
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3 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 9:30am  
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Caludon Castle has always held a fascination for me, not only as I attended Caludon Castle School along with the rest of the male members of my family (I was the first female to attend the school) but I also live a 5 min walk away and used to play in the park as a child. The link below gives a good basic knowledge of the Castle. However, I have many books on Coventry with stories of the Castle if any one would like me to I can give a synopsis of these stories if the Forum would allow? Wikipedia entry
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Baz
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4 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 9:40am  
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Thanks Babby25, The castle was built shortly after the Norman conquest and was first owned by The Chesters in about 1070 - 1101, making it one of the oldest building's in Coventry. You can add links to other sites to save having to write it all out. LINK I have not got the idea of links yet as you can see. Thumbs up
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Babby25
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5 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 9:42am  
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According to David McGrory's "The Illustrated History of Coventry's Suburbs" the name Caludon comes from "callod" and "don" meaning mossy rise. It originated as a Manor House with the first record being around 1200. It is also rumoured to be the Birth Place of St George!
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Dreamtime
Perth Western Australia
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6 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 12:37pm  
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That's a great link Babby25. I hope you know all you knowledgable members you are putting Rob out of a job with all this great info. Never mind Rob, you can lean back and put your feet up now. Wave Happy
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Babby25
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7 of 14  Thu 25th Oct 2012 1:20pm  
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On 25th Oct 2012 12:37pm, Dreamtime said: That's a great link Babby25. I hope you know all you knowledgable members you are putting Rob out of a job with all this great info. Never mind Rob, you can lean back and put your feet up now. Wave Happy
Thank you, I love the stories, and the history of my home city fascinates me. I have almost a library of books about coventry Thumbs up
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Ace
Nuneaton
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8 of 14  Tue 27th Nov 2012 11:35am  
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I'm glad this lovely ruin has never been covered in grafitti
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PhilipInCoventry
Holbrooks
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9 of 14  Sat 22nd Mar 2014 10:17pm  
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Hi all Wave story-coventrys-caludon-castle-told A bit more light reading. Wave
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Genghis Smith
Ireland
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10 of 14  Sun 23rd Mar 2014 12:08pm  
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Used to love Cally Park. Here's Penny from 2000.
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Tony Herron
Lampeter, Ceredigion
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11 of 14  Sun 23rd Mar 2014 12:59pm  
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Being brought up in adjacent Farren Road, many a happy hour spent in Cally Park! My mate could climb to the top of the chimney. Mass football and cricket matches, climbing trees, the playground and swings that would loop over the bar! The moats were fun, war battles hurling lumps of mud at the Belgrave Road lot (although the occasional stone did cut a head or two open Twisted ) There was a pond by Bodmin Road in the early 1970's before they built the industrial units with all sorts of newts and frogs, sad to see it disappear Sad The floods in February 1977 when the Park was turned into a huge lake, never seen it like that before or after. The book I must get eventually, thanks for posting that Philip Thumbs up Edited by member, 23rd Mar 2014 1:02 pm
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Samantha
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12 of 14  Wed 9th Apr 2014 4:04pm  
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Anyone who did want the book is welcome to go through me (Assistant Editor) - samantha@centurypr.co.uk We've had a fantastic response so far. I can promise you it's a great read :) Coventry Telegraph article Coventry Observer article
Samantha, Coventry

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PhilipInCoventry
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13 of 14  Wed 9th Apr 2014 4:36pm  
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Hello & welcome Samantha Wave Thank you for your post Thumbs up
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magicands
Coventry, England, UK
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14 of 14  Fri 14th Nov 2014 3:48pm  
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"The Friends Of Caludon Castle Park" are looking to recruit on a voluntary basis a New Secretary and also a new Treasurer. These roles are vital for the continued success of our small but active organisation. The park has recently attained the Green Flag award and as such is now considered to be one of the cleanest and most used parks in the Country. Our group meet once a month at most and we are a friendly and welcoming bunch who have close ties with the Park rangers, the Parks manager and Coventry City Council. We also have a working relationship with English Heritage because of the Castle Ruin (scheduled Monument) that lies with the park. If you are interested in joining us then in the first instance simply drop me an email & I will contact you by return. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Gary Haigh g.haigh@ntlworld.com
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