Warkworth Castle f.84
Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
The impressive keep, "one of the rare cases where the military engineer happened to be a great architect", was raised on the Norman motte, probably in the 1390s. It was repaired and partly re-roofed by the Victorians, but otherwise Warkworth remains much as Grimm drew it: a spectacular and complex ruined castle on the narrow neck of a loop in the River Coquet that encircles the little town in the shadow of the castle's walls.