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Warspite126 Sep 2020 3:29 a.m. PST

After many years I managed to get to Sandal Castle in Yorkshire last week which is also the site of the 1460 Battle of Wakefield.

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All photos are thumbnails and all open up much larger if double-clicked. There is an extensive caption underneath each.

Expect more. I also reached Ferrybridge, Towton, Spofforth Castle and found the tomb of the Earl of Northumberland who failed to support Richard III at Bosworth. He is buried at Beverley Minster.

Barry

Personal logo Unlucky General Supporting Member of TMP26 Sep 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

There are ruins and then there are ruins and Sandal castle certainly qualifies. I have always found something deeply sad and atmospheric about these sorts of sites more so than the many far better preserved castles in the UK.

Very nice photos. Thanks for sharing.

Warspite126 Sep 2020 1:47 p.m. PST

@ Unlucky General
Sandal is in an unfortunate position as it is near communities which could use it as a stone quarry and rob it for the material. There was also a major siege here during the English Civil War. Parliamentarian policy was to 'slight' or damage captured castles to prevent their re-use. This started the demolition process and the locals were only too pleased to join-in. Why go and quarry fresh stone when there is a load lying around in useful sizes?

Barry

clifblkskull26 Sep 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Thanks for pics
Clif

Warspite127 Sep 2020 2:46 a.m. PST

@cliffblkskull:
Thank you. Its is something I have wanted to do for many years.

B

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