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Ludlow Castle, Shropshire 15-d

Ludlow Castle, Shropshire 15-d

Engraver: Jukes, Francis & Green, Valentine

Medium: Aquatint

Date: 1778

Shelfmark: Ktop XXXVI

Item number: 15-d

Genre: Topographical Print

Ludlow Castle was established around AD1085, probably by Roger de Montgomery, Earl of Shrewsbury, or Roger de Lacy. It is situated in a good defensive position, atop a steep slope down to the River Corve in the north and to the River Teme in the west. The inner bailey wall was built in the early 12th century and the outer bailey in the early 12th century. This view shows the crumbling gateway of the castle. Daniel Defoe visited the castle in the early 18th century, writing "the situation of this castle is most beautiful indeed" and that "the castle itself is in the very perfection of decay, all the fine courts, the royal apartments, halls and rooms of state, lye open, abandoned and some of them falling down".

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