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Kirby Castle

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Kirby Muxloe Castle, known also as Kirby Castle is an unfinished 15th century fortified manor house in Kirby Muxloe, Leicestershire, England.

It was begun in 1480 by William Hastings, 1st Baron Hastings, during the period of the Wars of the Roses. He already owned a manor house on the site (some of the original manor house foundations are visible as ruins within the enclosure of the castle), for which he planned to totally redevelop. His ambition was to create a fortified residence on a rectangular plan enclosed by walls, towers and a moat.
However work stopped at the castle when he was executed in 1483 for treason by Richard III and it was never completed.
Parts of the castle were occupied by the remaining Hastings family members, but by the 16th century the site had been left to ruin

Tags: Uk Water Castle Landmark History Ruins Historic Scenic Remains Naure Leicester Landscape and travel Kirby

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Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2017 3:52PM
Beautiful ruins and superb reflections...
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11 36 6 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2017 7:39PM
A beautiful image
Spkr51 6 United States
18 Feb 2017 8:43PM
Beautiful capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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