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Carisbrook Castle 151

Carisbrook Castle 151

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869

Shelfmark: 10360.dd.12

Item number: 151

Length: 9.7

Width: 14.1

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"Carisbrook is about a mile-and-a-half from Newport, and is situated upon a peculiarly round hill - a glacis in itself, such a one as may have given the idea of the artificial defence to the soldier who first brought it into practical use. The general appearances as seen from the road, is strikingly picturesque. The strong outline of its ruined wall and towering keep, the abrupt sweep down towards the valley, the whole backed by Bowcombe Downs, yield a massive panorama."

Text by James Redding Ware.

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