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TWO CASTLES OF CORNWALL: RESTORMEL AND INCE

TWO CASTLES OF CORNWALL: RESTORMEL AND INCE

About a mile north of Lostwithiel up the lovely valley of the Fowey river are the ruins of the castle of Restormel (bottom), hung about with ivy. The castle is built upon a projecting spur of hill in the valley, and dates from about the fourteenth century. Although of this date, when the plans of such places were nearly always square, Restormel is circular, and probably unique in this respect. In 1644 Parliamentary forces held the castle. Not far from Saltash is the castle of Ince (top), on the Lynher estuary. It was built about 1540.

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