2010

NY8362 : Langley Castle

taken 14 years ago, near to Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England

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Langley Castle
Langley Castle
Built in the mid-14th century as a fortified manor house. The castle was gutted by fire in 1405 and remained as a romantic ruin until 1860 when one tower was made habitable. Between 1895 and 1914, it was restored by Cadwallader John Bataes to its original 14th century grandeur. It continued its chequered history functioning as a girls school and a medieval banqueting hall until it was converted to its present function as an up-market hotel.

The local celebrity, the painter John Martin, used to play in the ruins as a child, and one occasion got stuck in one of the chimneys and had to be rescued (this was before the days of the Fire and Rescue Service!)

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Category: Castle > Castle
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Langley Castle [39] · Langley Castle Hotel [11] · Castle was Built [5] · House [5] · Cadwallader Bates [4] Title Clusters: · Langley Castle [8] ·
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NY8362, 53 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Oliver Dixon   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 10 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 October, 2010
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 834 624 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.3902N 2:15.5792W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 835 624
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