SJ5359 : View from Beeston Castle

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

View from Beeston Castle
View from Beeston Castle
Looking down from the inner ward - the highest part of the castle - to Bates Mill Lane and the Cheshire plain stretching away.
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
Tuesday, 21 November, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5364 5973 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.9621N 2:41.6620W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5373 5929
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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