Buck Print, Kenilworth Castle, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

This image is titled 'The East View of Kenilworth Castle in the County of Warwick' by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. They were brothers who, in 1724, set out around England to make prints of 'antiquities'. The original castle at Kenilworth is thought to have been a motte and bailey which was replaced by a fortified keep and a curtain wall towards the end of the 12th century. In 1173-4 Kenilworth Castle was garrisoned for Henry II and became a royal castle. It was to be refortified and redesigned over several centuries. This property is now in the care of English Heritage (2011).


Warwickshire Kenilworth


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