SO5074 : Ludlow Castle

taken 8 months ago, near to Ludlow, Shropshire, Great Britain

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Ludlow Castle
Ludlow Castle
On the horizon is Brown Clee Hill, the highest hill in Shropshire, at 540 metres (1,770 ft)
Ludlow Castle

Construction of Ludlow Castle began in the late 11th century by the de Lacy's and held by them until the 13th century. In the 14th century it was enlarged by the Mortimers. In the 15th century ownership transferred between the House of York and Lancashire during the War of the Roses. In Elizabethan times the castle was further extended by Sir Henry Sidney. After the civil war the castle declined. It is now owned by the Earl of Powys for the crown.
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Ludlow :: SO5174

Ludlow is a small town in South Shropshire. It is situated on a small hill on the eastern bank of a bend in the River Teme. The town has a long history dating back to Norman times and has nearly 500 listed buildings LinkExternal link , including a castle and one of the largest parish churches in the country. The old town was a 13th century planned grid iron town surrounded by a wall, with seven gates (only one remains). There are many examples of Tudor, Elizabethan and Georgian buildings. Today Ludlow is a thriving Market town with a healthy tourist trade. Described as "The most perfect town in England" - John Betjeman
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 9 September, 2020   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 10 September, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 508 745 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:22.0230N 2:43.4315W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 505 742
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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