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Goodrich [Castle] 1872 f68

Goodrich [Castle] 1872 f68

Artist: Blore, Edward

Medium: Pencil on paper

Date: 1872

Shelfmark: Additional MS 42023

Item number: f68

Length: 17.7

Width: 21.2

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of Goodrich Castle in Herefordshire, which is located on a rocky slope above the River Wye. This shows the ruins of the castle interior and part of the square keep.This is the oldest part of the castle. It is a Norman square keep, of grey stone dating from the mid 12th century. It has typical Norman flat buttresses and entrance was via an external staircase to the first floor doorway. The castle was enlarged in the late 13th century by the de Valence family who enclosed the keep as part of a quadrangle with cylindrical towers on each corner and huge gatehouse. They used the local sandstone for the later buildings which gives the castle its pink-red appearance.

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