Top ten place “Architecture The British Isles” Castles in B & W August 2011

Featured in “Nottingham and it’s shires” 14th September 2010

Top ten challenge finalist “Architecture The British Isles” 15th August 2010

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Newark Castle, in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, is said to have been founded by Egbert, king of the West Saxons, was partly rebuilt and greatly extended by Alexander, consecrated Bishop of Lincoln in 1123, who established it as a mint. His rebuild here was probably the model for that at Sleaford Castle, also built by Alexander.

It rises picturesquely from the river, and from its position and great strength was for a long time known as the ‘Key of the North’. Of the original Norman stronghold the most important remains are the gate-house, a crypt and the lofty rectangular tower at the south-west angle. The building seems to have been reconstructed in the early part of the 13th century. King John of England died at this castle on 19 October 1216. In the reign of Edward III it was used as a state prison.

During the English Civil War it was garrisoned for Charles I, and endured three sieges. Its dismantling was begun in 1646, immediately after the surrender of the king.

Taken with Canon 40D.Lens Canon17-85mm is at 17mm

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  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture

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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    A superb shot Ray x

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  • Lynne Morris
    Lynne Morrisalmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic capture Ray, lovely tones and details

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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work Ray – works well in B&W

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  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice black and white ps work. Nice shadows and lighting

  • Thaks for your comment Lee-Ann

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  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you Polly!

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    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    great shot

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  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you Chris

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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosalmost 5 years ago

    So much history within those stout walls and both photographed and documented so well, excellent work Ray,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Thanks for looking and for your comment Rod!

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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantalmost 5 years ago

    Wow fantastic capture Ray, so Dramatic in B&W great narrative

  • !Thanks for kind words Malcome

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