SJ5358 : Drawbridge and main entrance to Peckforton Castle

near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

Drawbridge and main entrance to Peckforton Castle
Drawbridge and main entrance to Peckforton Castle
Peckforton Castle is a country house built in the style of a medieval castle and has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building. The house was built in the middle of the 19th century as a family home for John Tollemache, a wealthy Cheshire landowner, estate manager, and Member of Parliament. It was designed by Anthony Salvin in the Gothic style. The Tollemache family continued to live in the house until 1939. During the Second World War it was used as a hostel for physically handicapped children.
The building has not been used as a family residence since 1939. During the 1970s and 1980s it was used as a location for shooting films and television programmes. The castle was bought in 1988 by Evelyn Graybill, who converted it into a hotel. In 2006 it was purchased by the Naylor family, who expanded its use to include hosting weddings, conferences, and other functions.
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1991
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January 1991   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 15 December, 2011
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Peckforton  Peckforton Castle 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5326 5801 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.0325N 2:41.9877W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5326 5800
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