2015

TF2157 : Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire

taken 9 years ago, near to Tattershall, Lincolnshire, England

Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Castle, Lincolnshire
The brick castle was built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer of England, between 1434-1447 on the site of an earlier one. It was built as a display of his wealth, power and ambition in unstable times. Upon his death the castle passed through several owners before falling into decay. It was put up for sale in 1910. Its greatest treasures, the huge medieval fireplaces, were still intact. When an American bought them they were ripped out and packaged up for shipping. Lord Curzon of Kedleston stepped in at the eleventh hour to buy the castle and was determined to get the fireplaces back. After a nationwide hunt they were found in London awaiting shipment and returned. He restored the castle and left it to the National Trust on his death in 1925.

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TF2157, 405 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Derek Voller   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 22 May, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 June, 2015
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2105 5754 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:6.0802N 0:11.6065W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 2115 5759
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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