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Torksey Castle, Lincolnshire

Torksey Castle, Lincolnshire

Artist: Buckler, John

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1809

Shelfmark: Additional MS 37121

Item number: f31

Length: 24.9

Width: 35.9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

This watercolour is of the remains of a once magnificent Elizabethan mansion. Torksey castle still stands, precariously, on the east bank of the Trent river in Linconshire. It was once home to the Jermyn family and later became a stronghold for the Parliamentarians during the civil war, being attacked and virtually destroyed in 1645. An imposing structure of limestone and brick, Torksey was built on the site of a Norman motte and bailey.

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