Bolsover Castle Series
Derbyshire, England.

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single RAW file tone mapped in Photomatix.
adjustments in PS.

Bolsover Castle was originally built by the Peverel family in the 12th century but after years of neglect was purchased by Sir George Talbot in 1553. Talbot, later becoming the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury is noted for his marriage to ‘Bess of Hardwick’, probably the most astute business woman of the 16th century, who owned the vast Chatsworth estates.

Bolsover Castle was sold on to Charles Cavendish in 1608, who employing Robert Smythson as his architect, set about re-building the castle. which, despite its embattled appearance, was designed for elegant living rather than for defence. The tower, known today as the little castle, was completed around 1621, and building work continued with their sons adding the terrace and riding school ranges. Used as extra accommodation, the Terrace Range originally consisted of apartments and kitchens, but with a Royal visit imminent this range was extended to include a long gallery and an external staircase. At completion, the school had every facility required, including a forge, a tack and harness room, a large arena, and an upper viewing gallery. One of the most notable features of the Riding School range is its magnificent timber roof.

Despite Bolsover Castle falling into a ruinous state during the Civil War, William Cavendish added a new hall and staterooms to the Terrace Range and, by the time of his death in 1676, the castle had been restored to good order. His successors, however, chose to live at Welbeck Abbey and in 1752 they stripped the lead from the roof of the Terrace Range at Bolsover Castle to effect the necessary repairs to their preferred residence. The Little Castle and the Riding School Range survived much better, and was let to the Curate of Bolsover in 1834. Following the death of his widow in 1883, the castle remained uninhabited and was eventually given to the nation by the 7th Duke of Portland in 1945. The castle is now in the care of English Heritage. (Info Source: www.derbyshireuk.net).

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  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansover 3 years ago

    I just love your editing. What a smashing image.

  • thanks Lyn…cheers! :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot with a great lead in and a great moody sky. Looks a wonderful place.

  • thanks Gary…John has told me some stories about your meets…will have to join you guys next time :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • John Hare
    John Hareover 3 years ago

    Superb shot Yhun, what a great lead with the wall. Love the way you have processed this, it really works the textures of the stone.

  • thanks mate…cheers :) the sunshine came out again on our drive back along the motorway :(

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Gouzelka
    Gouzelkaover 3 years ago

    Superb angle! Yhun’s classic work!!! Beautiful image!

  • cheers Gouzel ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • julie08
    julie08over 3 years ago

    Awesome work :)

  • thanks Julie :)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Angela King-Jones
    Angela King-Jonesover 3 years ago

    well captured

  • thanks Angela ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 3 years ago

    Ohhh..fabulous!

  • cheers ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    This is wonderful, Yhun

  • thanks Steph ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 3 years ago

    Fabulous angle shot with the lead to magnificent castle!

  • thanks Lana …you couldve been in this shot posing by the steps…lol

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Cat Perkinton
    Cat Perkintonover 3 years ago

    great pov, I have always loved Bolsover with it’s intriguing history ( speaking as an ex-Sheffielder)

  • it is a beautiful castle…thanks so much ;)

    – Yhun Suarez

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