Clitheroe Castle and park :: Shared Description

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.
by Stephen Craven
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SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle park: autumn paths by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: keep and play area by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: view to the west by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: the Pinnacle by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: war centenary tree by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle park: eastern edge by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle park: bowling green by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: To The Pinnacle by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: war memorial (side view) by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: plaque on the Pinnacle by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: Boer war memorial  by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: view from below by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: war memorial (front view) by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle park: outdoor theatre by Stephen Craven
SD7441 : Clitheroe Castle: museum building by Stephen Craven


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Created: Tue, 16 Oct 2018, Updated: Tue, 16 Oct 2018

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