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Knaresborough Castle

Knaresborough Castle

Engraver: Lewis, FC

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1806

Shelfmark: Ktop XLIV

Item number: 38E

Genre: Topographical Drawing

Like many Yorkshire castles, Knaresborough occupies a dramatic position on a rocky clifftop. Construction of the keep was began in the 12th century, with the upper storeys and battlements added from the late 13th century. The bailey contained a hall, buttery, pantry and kitchen. It was defended by walls, a steep gorge on one side and ditches on the south-east and north sides. Only the ruins of the castle remain.

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