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Chirk Castle & C from Wynnestay Park

Chirk Castle & C from Wynnestay Park

Artist: Sandby, P.

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1776

Shelfmark: Ktop XLVII

Item number: 8.b

Genre: Topographical Print

View of the landscape of Wynnstay Park in Wales. The parkland was landscaped in the 18th century and Capability Brown designed some of the gardens. The estate was developed by the Williams Wynne family as successive generations bought, inherited and married into land. In the background Chirk Castle can be seen situated at the peak of a large hill. Chirk castle is a 13th century Norman fortress; it is of quadrangular design with a large drum tower on each of the four corners. It was begun by Roger Mortimer, who had been granted the lordship of Chirk by Edward I in 1282.

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