Nikolaus Pevsner: Hadleigh Castle

From "The Buildings of England: Essex 2nd Edition"

Hadleigh Castle, The Mouth of the Thames--Morning after a Stormy Night, John Constable, 1776–1837
Public Domain; Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon

Pevsner’s 2nd Edition of 1965, includes the following description.

Hadleigh Castle is by far the most important later medieval castle in the county {Essex.}  It was built originally for Hubert de Burgh. Chief Justiciar c. 1232 but then rebuilt by Edward III.

The chief residential parts were to the South and have been entirely obliterated by a landslide.  What survives is the W(est,) N(orth,) and E(ast) curtain-wall, but not to any impressive height, the wall and one outer turret of the barbican on the N(orth) side, and four circular towers all open towards the bailey.
The highest surviving circular tower is in the South East and is famous from Constable’s painting.

{Ed:  Constable’s painting is not an exact representation.}

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