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A south-west view of Arundel Castle, Sussex

A south-west view of Arundel Castle, Sussex

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1804

Shelfmark: Ktop XLII

Item number: 12-d

Genre: Topographical Print

Arundel Castle is situated at a crossing of the River Arun. The dukes of Norfolk stayed here only infrequently during the 18th century and consequently the building was neglected. William Gilpin wrote in 1774 that "at present it is by no means fit for the reception of a ducal revenue ... you see everywhere a thorough want both of repairs and furniture, and in all parts evident tokens of the contempt of its master."

The castle was finally renewed and enlarged between 1791 and 1815 when the serving Duke of Norfolk employed architect Robert Abraham to build new Gothic-style apartments. It was then substantially rebuilt by CA Buckler from 1890 to 1903 as a 'medieval'-style castle, retaining much of the original castle keep.

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