Submitted by Sarah Dawson(7th June 2010)
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.
Fabulous photo Sarah, and great description, two combined make for a great story
Comment by Andrew Harker(7th June 2010)
Great picture, very dramatic.......
Comment by Krissy(7th June 2010)
This is amazing Sarah!!
stunning image, one wonders what you are being drawn into.
Great shot love the perspective
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 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.
Sarah, this is magnificent! Really a fiver. Everything about this is 'picture perfect.'
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