Author Topic: Where is this castle? From a Lancashire family's album, 1800s  (Read 662 times)

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Re: Where is this castle? From a Lancashire family's album, 1800s
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 02 June 19 22:19 BST (UK) »
I just wonder if this is an early photo of Dolwyddelan Castle(approx. 20 miles from Conway).It was,apparently,"extensively restored in the mid 19th century".

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That was my thought too. I used to lodge on the farm that houses this castle. Unlike most of the North Wales castles, it was a Welsh, not an English construction.
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"

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Re: Where is this castle? From a Lancashire family's album, 1800s
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 02 June 19 23:14 BST (UK) »
I'd checked this out and the top is totally different, and like Skoosh said it had 4 turrets corbelling.

     This is more reminiscence of a Scottish or border castle. ??? ??? ???

 As Roger said, the Victorians were master at restoring things and destroying architectural

  features but I don't think that Welsh castles had Scottish features, but stranger things have

 happened ;D ;D

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Re: Where is this castle? From a Lancashire family's album, 1800s
« Reply #11 on: Monday 03 June 19 06:54 BST (UK) »
These towers usually had three turrets & a cap-house for the stair giving access to the roof. A family named Bell was responsible for the construction of many of them. A kind of Persimmon Homes with battlements!  ;D

I've stayed in this much improved tower, central-heated & just superb with a wee dungeon if any of the party get obstreperous. An easy walk to the village for the pub & messages. Cheaper off-season?


https://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/search-and-book/properties/castle-of-park-5748#Overview

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Re: Where is this castle? From a Lancashire family's album, 1800s
« Reply #12 on: Monday 03 June 19 10:39 BST (UK) »

                " I've stayed in this much improved tower, central-heated & just superb with a wee dungeon if any of the party get obstreperous. An easy walk to the village for the pub & messages. Cheaper off-season? "

           That's the difference between you and me Skoosh. I would have cut out the middle man

               and stayed at the Pub. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D