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Herstmonceux Castle

Castle Herstmonceux (English Herstmonceux Castle), built in the XV century, is located 10 km north-east of Eastbourne.

 This is the oldest large brick building in England, built in the 15th century. Sir Roger Fiennes (Sir Roger Finnes), treasurer of the family Henry VI (the third and last king of England from the Lancaster dynasty), began to build the castle in 1441. The castle was built not for protection an Gaston De Vel art for sale

d defense, but for recreation it was built as a country house, which was unusual for that time

By 1911, when the castle was bought by Claude Lowther, it was already a ruin. Most of the restoration work was done during the lifetime of Lowther. After the death of Colonel Lowther in 1929, Sir Paul Latham made a huge contribution to the restoration work. In 1946 he sold the castle to the Admiralty, which bought land and a castle for the Royal Greenwich Observatory.

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