Featured in “All that’s Archeology” July 2012
Featured in “Creative, Talented and unknown” June 2012

Taken on the stairway at Conisbrough Castle, South Yorkshire. Maintained by English Heritage

Taken using Canon SX30

The manor of Conisbrough, which had belonged to Harold, the last Saxon King, was given by William the Conqueror to one of his chief supporters, William de Warrenne, later Earl of Surrey. He build the first Norman castle here, of earth and timber. Soon after 1160, Hamelin Plantagenet, a natural brother of Henry 11 acquired the castle, and soon after 1180 he build the great cylindrical keep. The encircling stone wall of the castle was added soon after.

In 1437 , the castle passed to Edmund Langley, son of Edward 111 and later Duke of York, and when this family acceded to the throne in 1461 it became a royal castle. By 1538, it was already largely in the state of ruin in which it is seen today, and so escaped the deliberate destruction inflicted on many castles in the Civil War. It’s fame is now renowned through its association with Sir Walter Scott’s novel Ivanhoe.

I love to take photos when I can, my favourites are architecture and landscapes, but also my gallery includes shots of still life , animals, and macro work

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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Sandra Lee Woods
    Sandra Lee Woodsover 2 years ago

    I love the lighting and the detail that is in the wall. Great Capture.

  • Thank you very much Sandra

    – Audrey Clarke

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Terrific light and capture Audrey ~ fascinating history!

  • thank you Susie :-)

    – Audrey Clarke

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 2 years ago


  • Thank you so much for including my shot in your features Jainie

    – Audrey Clarke

  • trobe
    trobeover 2 years ago

    Great Work! You are in our new July features!

  • Thank you very much for including my work in your features

    – Audrey Clarke

  • finepix
    finepixover 2 years ago

    Lovely shot,congratulations on the features Audrey x

  • Thanks David ;-)

    – Audrey Clarke

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 2 years ago

    stunning work Audrey!

  • thank you very much for the lovely comment

    – Audrey Clarke

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superbly captured.

  • Thank you Julie, sorry for the late reply

    – Audrey Clarke

  • BlueMoonRose
    BlueMoonRoseover 2 years ago

    A great capture and interesting background information! I am resolved now! I must read “Ivanhoe” again!

  • Thank you , enjoy the book!

    – Audrey Clarke

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