SJ5459 : The gateway of Beeston Castle

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

The gateway of Beeston Castle
The gateway of Beeston Castle
A 19th century addition to the old castle
Beeston Castle :: SJ5359

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
Friday, 30 September, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5400 5907 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6080N 2:41.3335W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5401 5906
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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