ST9326 : Old Wardour Castle ruins

taken 10 years ago, near to Ansty, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Old Wardour Castle ruins
Old Wardour Castle ruins
Built in the 1390s for John, the 5th Lord Lovel, the castle was always intended as a comfortable and luxurious residence, rather than an impregnable bastion. After some remodelling in the 1570s for its new owner Sir Matthew Arundell, it then suffered part destruction during the Civil War sieges of 1643 and 1644. During the next century it was abandoned, and incorporated as a romantic ruin into the landscaped grounds of nearby New Wardour House. Grade I Listed.
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ST9326, 174 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 February, 2008
Category
Castle > Castle   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9389 2634 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:2.1831N 2:5.3110W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9390 2636
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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