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Windsor Castle - The Citadel

<b>Windsor Castle - The Citadel</b>Posted by RiotGibbonImage © RiotGibbon
Nearest Town:Windsor (0km S)
OS Ref (GB):   SU970771 / Sheets: 175, 176
Latitude:51° 29' 2.36" N
Longitude:   0° 36' 10.39" W

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Talking to Holy McGrail about the new TMA site not long ago, he said that he was glad that no-one had yet abused the site submission facility ... "at least", he said, "no one's put in Windsor Castle" ...

err ...

I believe that the site that Windsor Castle now stands on, on the edge of the Great Park, home of Herne the Huntsman, and on the banks of the River Thames, does belong in the TMA. Very much so. At the centre of the Castle is a massive chalk mound (familiar?), that rises to over 100ft above the Thames. You don't really get a sense of that aspect of the site from the ground, but what we have is a Citadel that stamps it's presence over the surrounding area. Imagine it in it's "natural" state ... stripped of vegetation, gleaming in the reflected sunlight.

Accounts differ as to whether the chalk mound was already there when William the Conqueror built his Western base, one days march from the Tower of London (another White Mound).

We mustn't let the current occupants distort our vision of what *may* have been an vital centre of ancient existence. I might be totally wrong about the whole thing, but what can you do?

Here goes ...
Posted by RiotGibbon
19th October 2001ce