SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle park: autumn paths

taken 1 year ago, near to Clitheroe, Lancashire, Great Britain

Clitheroe Castle park: autumn paths
Clitheroe Castle park: autumn paths
The first fallen leaves of autumn.
Clitheroe Castle and park
The castle was built by the De Lacy family to whom William the Conqueror had granted lands around what was then called Cliderow. It is situated overlooking the Ribble Valley, a major trade route across the Pennines since Roman times or earlier.

Only the roofless keep and a short length of wall remain of the medieval fortifications, but they are listed grade I (list entry 1071553), and with the castle grounds form a Scheduled Ancient Monument (entry 1016196).

The Castle site and grounds were purchased by public subscription by the then borough council from Lord Montagu of Beaulieu in November 1920, to form a memorial to the 260 soldiers from the town who lost their lives in the war. The grounds were laid out as a public park, as they remain to this day, and are listed grade II, entry 1001361.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 October, 2018   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Paths  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7425 4157 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.1816N 2:23.5851W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7425 4158
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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