North West View of Castleton Castle and the Devil’s Arse in the Peak
Source: Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Views of Ruins of Castles & Abbeys in England, Part 2, 1726-1739 (nd), Arts, Languages and Literature, Birmingham Central Library.
Text: Taken from the original source
To the most Noble WILLIAM Duke of Devonshire, Marqs. of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Baron Cavendish of Hardwick Lord President of his Majesty’s most Honble. Privy Council, Lord Lieu t. & Custos Rotulorum of the County of Derby; and K of the most Noble Order of the Garter:
This Prospect is humbly Inscribed by
May it please Y r. Grace. Y r. Graces most Dutyfull & Obed t. Serv ts.
Sam l. & Nath l. Buck.
THIS Castle in Derbyshire is a very antient Building and by its situation impregnable; being built on a Steep Rock, to which there is but one way of going up, and that is so full of windings that it is near two miles to the top. It formerly belonged to the Peverells; K. Edn d. 3 d. gave it with the Honour & Manour of Castleton to his son John Duke of Lancaster.
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