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Brougham Castle f18

Brougham Castle f18

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f18

Length: 17.3

Width: 26.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Brougham Castle in Cumbria, on the south bank of the River Eamont The castle has a quadrilateral shaped enclosure and on of the earliest parts of it is a 12th century great square tower built of sandstone. 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".

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