Carisbrook castle 23.k
Artist: Harraden, R. B.
Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured
View of Carisbrook Castle on the Isle of Wight. The castle is described below by Sir Richard Worsley in his book ‘The History of the Isle Of Wight’, published in 1781; “It appears by the Domesday Book to have been built by William Fitz-Osbourne, Earl of Hereford , and the first Lord of the Island, soon after the Norman conquest, and most probably at the same time that he founded the Priory… The castle stands on a small hill, about a mile south west of the town of Newport, and overlooking the village of Carisbrooke; the walls of the original fortress include about an acre and a half of ground, and are nearly in figure a rectangular parallelogram…”.