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Egremont Castle - Cumberland

Egremont Castle - Cumberland

Artist: [Wilkinson, J.]

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1750

Shelfmark: KTOP.X

Item number: 19.1.b

Length: 19

Width: 30

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Sketch of Egremont Castle in Cumbria, Northern England. The castle was built in around 1135 by William de Meschines on the site of an earlier Norman castle. It is situated on a promontory, within a loop of the River Ehen, which forms a protective northern boundary, and is surrounded by a wide moat. Situated close to the boarder between England and Scotland the castle came under constant attack and by the 16th century had fallen to ruin. The castle is surrounded by the legend of the Sir Eustace de Lacey who returned home from the Crusades to claim his rightful title as Lord over his younger brother Hubert. The legend was made famous by Wordsworth in his poem ‘The Horn of Egremont’.

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