Raby Castle Durham antique plan
Raby Castle Durham antique plan

Raby Castle Durham antique plan

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Antique print of a ground plan of Raby Castle situated near Staindrop in County Durham, England, among 200 acres of deer park. It was built by John Neville, 3rd Baron Neville de Raby, between approximately 1367 and 1390. Cecily Neville, the mother of the Kings Edward IV and Richard III, was born here. After Charles Neville, 6th Earl of Westmorland, led the failed Rising of the North in favour of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1569 Raby Castle was taken into royal custody. Sir Henry Vane the Elder purchased Raby Castle in 1626 and neighbouring Barnard Castle from the Crown. Antique copper-plate engraving of a ground plan of Raby Castle, Durham. Antique copper-plate engraving. Dated in the plate 1 Oct 1783. Size of engraved area approx 8.5×5.5ins.



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