Harbottle Castle

  • Description

    "In the 12th century King Henry II ordered a stone castle to be built on this site to defend the area against the Scots. Margaret Tudor, wife of King James IV of Scotland, moved into the castle in 1515. Her baby daughter, born at Harbottle, was to become the grandmother of James I and VI of Scotland. In 1685, the stone from the castle was plundered by Roger Widdrington to build a new house in the village. Others followed his lead and the castle was reduced to ruin. Further damage was caused by quarrying between 1685 and the 1800s, however the site is now protected." Photo by Antonia, 2004, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    Geograph.org.uk
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/950747
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 5 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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