SJ5459 : Beeston Castle Ticket Office

taken 1 month ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

Beeston Castle Ticket Office
Beeston Castle Ticket Office
The English Heritage ticket office on Chapel Lane is a Victorian pastiche, built in 1846 by Lord Tollemache who owned the land and resided at Peckforton Castle which he also built in a medieval style. It is intended to resemble the two castle gatehouses and acts as the public entrance to the property immediately opposite the car park.
Beeston Castle :: SJ5359
Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle. It was built in the early thirteenth century and it was kept in good repair until the 16th century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into service during the English Civil War. The castle was partly demolished in 1646, on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, to prevent its further use as a stronghold..

A lodge house, with circular towers either side of a central archway was built in the 19th century, and is now the visitor centre.

The castle is a Grade I listed building, and the lodge is Grade II listed
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SJ5459, 25 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 18 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Gatehouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5400 5905 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.5972N 2:41.3333W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5402 5906
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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