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Approaching Fog At Ludlow Castle Ludlow Castle Is First Referred To By Chronicle ...

Approaching Fog At Ludlow Castle Ludlow Castle Is First Referred To By Chronicle ...

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Description: Approaching fog at Ludlow Castle Ludlow Castle is first referred to by chroniclers in 1138 , but its date of origin is not certain The architecture suggests that the curtain wall of the inner bailey , its flanking towers and parts of the gatehouse keep date from the late 11th century The site of Ludlow was in a corner of the important manor of Stanton , held since 1066 by the de Lacy family The level building surface and the steep slopes to the north and west made this a fine defensive position The rivers Teme and Corve gave further protection Most of the castle was built of chunky Silurian limestone quarried from its own site It was one of a line of Norman castles along the Marches , built to pacify the countryside and hold back the unconquered Welsh Shropshire , England , UK Europe

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