Springtime at Sherborne (Old) Castle
PC and server all up and running, very nice indeed, just hope it remains problem free :o) Big thanks has to go to my brother for the hours he spent over the weekend setting it all up...He has the patience of a saint...Unlike me :o)
Sherborne Castle is a 16th-century Tudor mansion southeast of Sherborne in Dorset, England. Sherborne Old Castle is the ruin of a 12th-century castle in the grounds of the mansion. The 1,200 acres (5 km2) park formed only a small part of the 15,000 acre (61 km²) Digby estate.
The old castle was built as the fortified palace of Roger de Caen, Bishop of Salisbury and Chancellor of England, and still belonged to the church in the late 16th century. After passing through Sherborne on the way to Plymouth, Sir Walter Raleigh fell in love with the castle, and Queen Elizabeth relinquished the estate, leasing it to Raleigh in 1592 . Rather than refurbish the old castle, Raleigh decided to construct a new mansion in the grounds on the site of an existing hunting lodge. The new house, a four-story, rectangular building was completed in 1594 and named Sherborne Lodge.
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