Berkhamsted Castle | Berkhamsted Place built from Castle Stones

Berkhamsted Castle

1580: Berkhamsted Place built from Castle Stones

Queen Elizabeth I leases the Berkhamsted estate, including the castle ruins and the park, to Sir Edward Carey,for the nominal rent of one red rose each year. He plunders the derelict castle for stones to build Berkhamsted Place, a mansion house at the top of Castle Hill in Berkhamsted.

 

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