Hastings burh looking north, made with Sketchup. The location of the fortified burh is unknown and controversial. I have placed it on the top of the cliff, where the Norman castle was later built, based on assumptions by some historians and because it suited the story line in my historical fiction novel.
I also added some cliff contours, which are approximated since so much of the cliff at Hastings was damaged by storms. I’m not entirely satisfied with the cliff – I think it should be steeper – and I need to move the blacksmith to nearer the cliff, away from the Manor House. I figure that […]
I created this using a free 3D modeling program called SketchUp. This is my first rough draft of the Hastings burh layout I plan to use in the novel.