SE6974 : Slingsby Castle from the west

taken 8 years ago, near to Slingsby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Slingsby Castle from the west
Slingsby Castle from the west
Standing on the edge of the moat, looking over to the castle in the afternoon sun. Slingsby Castle was originally a fortified manor house or hunting lodge, founded by the de Mowbrays. In 1344, Ralph de Hastings founded the stone castle, when he was granted a licence to crenellate his manor house. In 1474, another licence was issued to William, Lord Hastings to build, enclose and crenellate the castle or manor. The large rectangular platform, encased by a wide moat, now supports the ruins of an early 17th century Jacobean mansion. Built for Sir Charles Cavendish, it was probably left unfinished, when he fled to the continent in 1644. Built of limestone with ashlar dressings, the two storey house was quadrangular in plan, with five bays and projecting stair turrets on the angles.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 1 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 2 October, 2009
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Castle > Castle (ruined)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 695 748 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:9.9009N 0:56.1390W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 695 748
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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