1980

SJ2638 : Castle on the hilltop - Chirk, Clwyd

taken 44 years ago, near to Bronygarth, Shropshire, England

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Castle on the hilltop - Chirk, Clwyd
Castle on the hilltop - Chirk, Clwyd
A return to my March 1980 solitary walk on the Offa's Dyke Path. A view northwards to the stone bulk of Chirk Castle, now administered by the National Trust. Building, by Roger Mortimer, started in 1295 and was completed in 1310. It was built as one of a chain of Welsh border castles and is now the only inhabited castle in Wales. In 1595 it was bought by Sir Thomas Myddelton and has been in the family until 1981 when it was transferred to the National Trust. Time photo taken not available.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · View from Chirk Castle [33] · National Trust [32] · Buildings at Chirk [13] · Offa's Dyke Path [11] ·
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SJ2638, 300 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Martin Richard Phelan   (more nearby)
Date Taken
March 1980   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 June, 2023
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2684 3808 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.1068N 3:5.3967W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 2612 3719
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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