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LUDLOW, STRONGHOLD OF THE LORDS PRESIDENT OF THE MARCHES

LUDLOW, STRONGHOLD OF THE LORDS PRESIDENT OF THE MARCHES

Where the river Corve joins the river Teme in Shropshire is a wooded knoll topped by the towers and strong walls of Ludlow Castle. The earliest portions date from the eleventh century, and there is a round chapel of late Norman work. Decorated, Perpendicular and even Tudor styles can also be found in this ancient guard of the English border. In 1642 it was garrisoned by Prince Rupert against the Parliament. It surrendered in 1646, but suffered a less rigorous dismantling than Corfe or Kenilworth.

Other pictures from Some Early Norman Castles


GREY GATEWAY OF LEWES CASTLE

RICHMOND'S IMPREGNABLE WALLS RISE OUT OF SHEER ROCK ABOVE THE RUSHING SWALE

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