SJ5359 : Inner ditch: Beeston Castle

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

Inner ditch: Beeston Castle
Inner ditch: Beeston Castle
The south side of the castle's inner ward is protected by a man-made ditch, seen here from the bridge giving access to the inner gatehouse. Stone quarried to form the ditch was used in the construction of the castle. It is not hard to see from this view why the castle appealed to the Victorians as a romantic ruin.
Beeston Castle
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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SJ5359, 178 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 20 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5367 5925 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.7034N 2:41.6310W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5369 5925
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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