Sunday, September 20, 2009
Sundays Art: Stokesay Castle, Before and After
I came across this picture one day and was entranced by this beautiful place. The sepia (almost black and white) pictures are from author Charles Oman, London, 1926, Castles.
"Stokesay Castle, located at Stokesay, a mile south of the town of Craven Arms, in southern Shropshire, is the oldest fortified manor house in England, dating to the 12Th century. It is currently in the hands of English Heritage."
I chose this for Sundays art for a few reasons one being that the sepia photos were taken in 1926. Showing Stokesay's gardens and structures in disarray. What a beautiful place that at the time was so neglected. I was in for a treat when I found the recent pictures. The hard work and gardening on the castle was blatantly apparent, Just see for yourself. It is beautiful and I would love to see it myself one day.