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Brough Castle, Westmorland

Brough Castle, Westmorland

Medium: Pencil and ink on paper

Date: 1800

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIII

Item number: 7b

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Brough is a village off the modern A66. This ruined castle lies on the top of a cliff known Swindale Beck. It was built as a stronghold for William Rufus around 1095 on the site of a Roman fort. The keep was then rebuilt after the castle was besieged by William the Lion, King of Scotland, in 1174. A hall range was built in 14th century, but the castle fell gradually into ruin after it was struck by fires in 1521 and 1666.

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