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Brougham Castle f19

Brougham Castle f19

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f19

Length: 16.9

Width: 25

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of the huge square keep of Brougham Castle in Cumbria. This is one of the oldest parts of the castle and dates from the 12th century, during the reign of Henry II. It is built of sandstone with ashlar (a type of stone) dressings. This tower was probably erected in two stages: the first three storeys were followed by the top storey which is of better quality. In the third quarter of the 13th century, ownership of the castle passed to the Clifford family who added many buildings to it.

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