Beeston Castle :: Shared Description

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
by David Dixon
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SJ5359 : Beeston Castle Outer Gatehouse by David Dixon
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle by habiloid
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle Outer Curtain Wall by David Dixon
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle by habiloid
SJ5459 : The entrance to Beeston Castle seen from the car park by habiloid
SJ5359 : Inner gatehouse: Beeston Castle by Stephen McKay
SJ5359 : The Outer Ward of Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : Inner gatehouse: Beeston Castle by Stephen McKay
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle by David Dixon
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle and the Cheshire Plain by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : The view south east from Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle, Cheshire by Jeff Buck
SJ5459 : The gateway of Beeston Castle by David Smith
SJ5359 : Crimes Lane seen from Beeston Castle by habiloid
SJ5359 : The well at Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : Looking down from the outer gatehouse: Beeston Castle by Stephen McKay
SJ5359 : The ruins of Beeston Castle by Brian Tamplin
SJ5359 : Below Beeston Castle by Stephen McKay
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle by habiloid
SJ5359 : The view north west from Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : Woodland Path, Beeston Castle by David Dixon
SJ5359 : Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : The Curtain Wall at Beeston Castle by Jeff Buck
SJ5359 : View from Beeston Castle Bridge by Jeff Buck
SJ5360 : Kissing gate next to Wharton Lock No 35 by Mat Fascione

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Created: Wed, 8 Sep 2010, Updated: Wed, 8 Sep 2010

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