Naworth Castle, Cumbria f.214
Artist: Buckler, John Chessell
Medium: Pencil on paper
Ranulph Dacre built Naworth Castle in 1335, twelve miles north-east of Carlisle on the site of an earlier fortification. The castle remained in the Dacre family for the next 200 years and in 1560 the then Lord Dacre died. Thomas Howard, the 4th Duke of Norfolk and Elizabeth I's cousin, married the widow Lady Dacre and when her only son died from a fall from his horse, all the vast family estates passed to the Howard family.
Thirty-three years after Buckler visited Naworth, a fire destroyed virtually all of the castle in 1844. Reconstruction began in the 1850s and the house still belongs to the Howard family.