Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Walter Raleigh’

Sherborne Castle

Picture by Gary

Picture by Gary

Sir Walter Raleigh tried to modernise the 12th century Old Castle but decided to build a new home on the site of the hunting lodge in the deer park. He erected his new house in 1594, which he called “Sherborne Lodge” to distinguish it from the Old Castle. Sir Walter lived in the house for little more than ten years

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Sherborne Castle by Ross Websdale

Sherborne Castle is a 16th-century Tudor mansion southeast of Sherborne. The old castle was built as the fortified palace of Roger de Caen, Bishop of Salisbury and Chancellor of England, and still belonged to the church in the late 16th century. After passing through Sherborne on the way to Plymouth, Sir Walter Raleigh fell in love with the castle, and Queen Elizabeth relinquished the estate, leasing it to Raleigh in 1592. Rather than refurbish the old castle, Raleigh decided to construct a new mansion in the grounds on the site of an existing hunting lodge. The new house, a four-story, rectangular building was completed in 1594 and named Sherborne Lodge.

Read Full Post »