Pillar Parlour - Bolsover Castle by Yhun Suarez
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Bolsover Castle Series
Derbyshire, England.

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Bubblemeet: 29th of May 2011 with my wife Icel, John Hare, Evelina Kremsdorf & Gouzelka.
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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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  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezover 3 years ago

  • ajgosling
    ajgoslingover 3 years ago

    Fantastic! Great picture.

  • Lissywitch
    Lissywitchover 3 years ago

    fabulous looking place, great capture Yhun

  • Evelina Kremsdorf
    Evelina Kremsdorfover 3 years ago

    I have nothing to say but WOW to all your uploads !!
    You’ve set the bar very high my friend! :)

  • aww…thanks Lina…that means a lot as you know…ive gone mad this evening ..my pc seems to work ok at the moment so im making the most of it …it’s not crashed on me yet tonite so far (cross fingers)

    – Yhun Suarez

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    What a magnificent room!

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 3 years ago

    WOW!

  • Vince Russell
    Vince Russellover 3 years ago

    Classy work as usual, Yhun.

  • Naveen  Sharma
    Naveen Sharmaover 3 years ago

    WOW WONDERFULL IMAGE !!!

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 3 years ago

    What a fantastic place. Well done Yhun!!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Magical capture of a beautiful vaulted ceiling.

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