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Photographer: © Sarah Dawson (Gallery)(7th June 2010)
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Herstmonceux Castle

Herstmonceux is renowned for its magnificent moated Castle set in 550 acres of glorious parkland and superb Elizabethan gardens. Built originally as a country home in the mid 15th Century, Herstmonceux Castle embodies the history of medieval England and the romance of renaissance Europe. Sir Roger Fiennes was granted a licence to build Herstmonceux in 1441. The Castle was one of the earliest to be built of brick and was constructed in a lake so that the water acted as a large moat. The Castle was well appointed, designed more for comfort than for defence. Unfortunately the castle was not well maintained by some of its later owners. By the end of the 18th century much of it had been demolished to provide building materials for Herstmonceux Place, further up the hill. During the first half of the 20th Century the ruins were transformed into an impressive home and the external appearance of the Castle was restored.

A picture of: Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux ( More pictures of Herstmonceux by Sarah Dawson )

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Comment by cathyml(7th June 2010)

Fabulous photo Sarah, and great description, two combined make for a great story

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Comment by Andrew Harker(7th June 2010)

Great picture, very dramatic.......

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Comment by Krissy(7th June 2010)

This is amazing Sarah!!

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(7th June 2010)

stunning image, one wonders what you are being drawn into.

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Comment by Mick Carver(8th June 2010)

Great shot love the perspective

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Comment by chris williams(9th June 2010)

another great photo, each one is better than the last. 10/10

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Comment by urmimala singh(12th June 2010)

Superb picture.

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Comment by Barry Muir(16th June 2010)

hi sarah, wow this a unique shot, what with the story it really is fantastic, great colours and well balanced. Really well done.

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Comment by Linda-Mary Sigley(26th December 2010)

Sarah, this is magnificent! Really a fiver. Everything about this is 'picture perfect.'

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