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Dunstanburgh Castle, tower

Dunstanburgh Castle, tower

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.7

Length: 245

Width: 158

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

View of Lilburn Tower, still standing at Dunstanburgh Castle in Northumberland. A number of towers were built into the curtain wall in the early 14th century, including Lilburn Tower and the Egyncleugh Tower. The castle was built by Earl Thomas of Lancaster in the 14th century on the site of former Roman and Iron Age settlements, and was altered by John of Gaunt in 1380-4. It later became a Lancastrian stronghold during the War of the Roses.

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