Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCHE CASTLE


ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCHE CASTLE
Photo Andrew Tivenan

Originally a timber manor house, it was rebuilt in stone in the mid 12th century. A licence to crenellate was granted in 1474 and the house was then enlarged and fortiifed. It was besieged by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War and only surrendered in 1646 due to disease and starvation. The outer walls were then demolished but part of the eighty foot rectangular tower remains.

English Heritage.


Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan
Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan Photo Andrew Tivenan

Aerial photo ©Paul R. Davis

 

Directions
Off the A453 between Nottingham and Birmingham
LE65 1BR

 


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