NY3746 : Strickland's Tower, Rose Castle

taken 6 years ago, near to Raughton Head, Cumbria, England

Strickland's Tower, Rose Castle
Strickland's Tower, Rose Castle
For a wider view of the location, see NY3746 : Rose Castle, Raughton Head .
The castle was the residence of successive Bishops of Carlisle from 1230 until 2009, when it became too expensive to maintain. In 2016 the Church Commissioners sold the estate to the Rose Castle Foundation LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) , a charity working towards international reconciliation.
This tower is the oldest part of the castle. Although named after Bishop Strickland (in office 1400-1419), it dates from the early 14th century. It is a pele tower, built to withstand attacks by the Scots.
Photo taken when the Foundation was hosting an art exhibition - Rose Castle is not normally open to the public.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts Religious sites Former: Bishops Palace other tags: Bishops Palace Pele Tower Grade I Listed Building Rose Castle Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Stricklands Tower [3] · Rose Castle is not Normally Open [2] ·
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Date Taken
Sunday, 25 June, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 4 July, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3713 4617 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:48.3863N 2:58.7781W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3712 4616
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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