SJ5459 : The entrance to Beeston Castle seen from the car park

taken 2 years ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

The entrance to Beeston Castle seen from the car park
The entrance to Beeston Castle seen from the car park
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
Sunday, 28 June, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Roads, Road transport 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5401 5908 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6135N 2:41.3246W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 54055 59088
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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