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Downton Castle, Downton on the Rock, Herefordshire

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Pritchard, Thomas Farnolls (1723-1777)
NOTES: Built by Richard Payne Knight, virtuoso, archaeologist and anthropologist, c.1772-1778, this house is one of the earliest contrived castellated castles. Knight was assisted in the early stages of building by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard.

Downton Castle, Downton-on-the-Rock, Herefordshire: a castellated tower overlooking the formal garden

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Knight, Richard Payne (1750-1824)
NOTES: Built by Richard Payne Knight, virtuoso, archaeologist and anthropologist, c.1772-1778, this house is one of the earliest contrived castellated castles. Knight was assisted in the early stages of building by Thomas Farnolls Pritchard.

Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire: the porte-cochere on the west front

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Smirke, Sir Robert (1780-1867)
NOTES: This large symmetrical mock castle, begun in 1811 for the first Earl Somers, is an early work of Sir Robert Smirke, demonstrating the shift from the Picturesque to Gothic Revival.

Jack Straw's Castle, North End Way, Hampstead, London

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Erith, Raymond Charles (1904-1973)

Jack Straw's Castle, North End Way, Hampstead, London

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Erith, Raymond Charles (1904-1973)

John O'Gaunt Gateway, Lancaster Castle, Castle Hill, Lancaster

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NOTES: Located on a hilltop in the city centre on the site of three successive Roman forts, this castle dates from 1090. Much of its current appearance is due to remodelling of the eighteenth century and restoration of the nineteenth century. It has been used as a court since 1800 and a section is used as a modern prison administered by the Home Office.

Norwich Castle: the keep

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Salvin, Anthony (1799-1881)
NOTES: The 12th century keep was completely refaced by Anthony Salvin in 1835-1838. The castle opened as a museum in 1894.

Front Quad, St John's College, Oxford

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NOTES: This quad consists essentially of 15th century buildings of the former St Bernard's monastery. The battlements are 17th century, and the windows were enlarged and sashed in the 18th century.

Front Quad, All Souls, Oxford: the west range with the spire of the University Church of St Mary the Virgin in the background

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NOTES: The University Church of St Mary the Virgin, distinctive for its spire lavishly decorated with ball-flowers, was completed in Decorated Gothic style in c.1315-1325.
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