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Brougham Castle f17

Brougham Castle f17

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f17

Length: 17.4

Width: 27

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View from a distance of Broughton Castle showing the 16th century Eamont Bridge. Behind it is the 12th century square tower complex was the first building in the quadrilateral enclosure, which now forms the castle. Brougham Castle was built in the during the reign of Henry II and added to from the late 13th century to early 14th century. It was owned by the Clifford family from the late 13th century until the death of Lady Anne Clifford, the Countess of Pembroke, in 1676. The countess had the castle restored in 1651-52, noting that it "had layen ruinous ever since about August 1617".

Brougham Castle lies to the north-west of a Roman fort at the crossing of the roads from Yorkshire and Lancashire. The Eamont Bridge is on the Westmorland and Cumberland boundary.

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