SJ5359 : The Outer Ward of Beeston Castle

taken 4 years ago, near to Beeston, Cheshire, Great Britain

The Outer Ward of Beeston Castle
The Outer Ward of Beeston Castle
Looking east across the outer ward and beyond to the Cheshire Plain.
Beeston Castle

Beeston Castle is a former Royal castle. It was built in the early thirteenth century and it was kept in good repair until the 16th century, when it was considered to be of no further military use, although it was pressed into service during the English Civil War. The castle was partly demolished in 1646, on the orders of Oliver Cromwell, to prevent its further use as a stronghold..

A lodge house, with circular towers either side of a central archway was built in the 19th century, and is now the visitor centre.

The castle is a Grade I listed building, and the lodge is Grade II listed

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 3 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Country (from Tags)
England 
County (from Tags)
Cheshire 
Place (from Tags)
Beeston  Beeston Castle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5378 5920 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:7.6770N 2:41.5319W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5367 5922
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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English Heritage Property  English Heritage  Castle  Outer Ward 

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