SJ5359 : Beeston Castle and the Cheshire Plain

taken 6 years ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

Beeston Castle and the Cheshire Plain
Beeston Castle and the Cheshire Plain
Beeston Castle is built on a rocky summit 350 feet (110 m) above the Cheshire Plain. This is a view of the west wall with the Cheshire Plain beyond.

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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
Tuesday, 3 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
County (from Tags)
Cheshire 
Country (from Tags)
England 
Place (from Tags)
Beeston 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5365 5927 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.7141N 2:41.6491W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5367 5923
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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