Bolsover Castle :: Shared Description

The manor and 12th century castle at Bolsover were purchased by Sir Charles Cavendish, son of Bess of Hardwick in 1608. Sir Charles began re-building the mediæval castle, a process continued by his son William Cavendish, later 1st Duke of Newcastle upon Tyne. Despite its appearance, the castle was designed for elegant living rather than defence. The keep, known today as the 'Little Castle', was completed around 1621. The castle was slighted by Parliamentarian forces during the Civil War but was restored to good order by the time of William Cavendishĺs death in 1676.
After 1883 the castle became uninhabited and given to the nation by its then-owner, the 7th Duke of Portland in 1945. The castle is now managed by English Heritage LinkExternal link . It is a Grade I listed building (List entry Number: 1108976 LinkExternal link Historic England) and scheduled ancient monument.

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by David Dixon

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SK4670 : Bolsover (a View from The Castle) by David Dixon
SK4770 : Chair of State, Bolsover Castle Star Chamber by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Little Castle, Bolsover by David Dixon
SK4770 : Heaven Ceiling, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Riding School Range, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Pillar Parlour, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, The Lantern by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, Elysium Closet by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, The Fountain Garden by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Little Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Venus in the Fountain Garden at Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Fountain Garden, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Indoor Riding School, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Wall and Little Castle, Bolsover by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, Terrace range by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, Star Chamber by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, View from the Terrace Range by David Dixon
SK4770 : Coat of Arms at Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Star Chamber, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : The Hall, Bolsover Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Bolsover Castle, The Terrace Range by David Dixon
SK4770 : View of Bolsover from the Castle by David Dixon
SK4770 : Fountain Garden and The Little Castle, Bolsover by David Dixon

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Created: Sat, 23 Sep 2017, Updated: Sun, 1 Oct 2017

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