SJ5359 : Beeston Castle

taken 7 years ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

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Beeston Castle
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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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Place (from Tags)
Beeston  Beeston Castle 
County (from Tags)
Cheshire 
Country (from Tags)
England 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5370 5924 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6981N 2:41.6040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5371 5922
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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