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Plan of Ludlow Castle

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This is by far the most important castle of the whole Welsh border, surpassing Chepstow in size and Raglan in historic interest.” (p. 135)

The site is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and thus predates the Norman Conquest (1066), but the earliest existing castle buildings are probably entirely Norman, from before 1100 or so.

The caption to the plan reads as follows:

Description of the Plan

  1. Mortimer’s Tower.
  2. Formerly used as a Magazine, now [c. 1930] an Ice House.
  3. The Moat.
  4. Stone Bridge of two arches which occupies the place of the ancient Drawbridge.
  5. Buildings erected during the presidency of Sir Henry Sydney [16th C.]
  6. The Porter’s Lodge.
  7. A Newel Staircase leading to the Keep.
  8. The Norman Chapel.
  9. Site of the Choir of the Chapel.
  10. Apartments occupied by the two Princes sons of Edward IV. Supposed tower of Pendover.
  11. A small Room.
  12. The Armoury.
  13. A Watch Tower.
  14. The State Apartments.
  15. The Hall, or the Council Room.
  16. Prince Arthor’s Room
  17. The Kitchen.
  18. The Original Chapel, afterwards converted into a Prison.
  19. The Well, now [c. 1930] about 85 feet deep.
  20. A Tower, called the Lion’s Den.
  21. Small Norman Tower and Oven.
  22. The Black Hole.
  23. The Stables.
  24. The principal Gate-way leading to the Castle from the Town.
  25. Offices where the Fire Engines were kept.
  26. Barracks.
  27. A Beacon Tower.
  28. Iron Palisades across the Outer Court
  29. A Sallyport.
  30. The Castle Yard or Outer Court.

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Added by B&B Ludlow on Mon Jun 2 04:54:50 2008

‘Offices where the Fire Engines were kept.’
What were the fire engines? I’m assuming they’re different...

Added by Liam on Thu Jun 5 09:05:50 2008

Actually I suspect that the castle was indeed used as a fire station.—Liam



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