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View of Hertlebury Castle in Worcester

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

HEORTLEBURI OR HERTLEBURY was given by Burrhed or Burdred King of the Mercians about the Year 850. to Alhun or Alwinus Bishop of Worcester & to the See for ever. In the Doomsday Book it is call’d Huertberie & said to contain 20. Hides; but in ye Doomsday Book of the Bishoprick it is rated at 12. The Castle was begun to be built by Walter de Cantilupe in ye Reign of Hen. III, & was finish’d by Gifford Bp. Of the same See, & Chancellor to ye sd. King, who obtaine’d his Licence so to do dated June 8th. 1268. A fair Gate-house was Erected by Bp. Carpenter in the latter part of ye Reign of Hen: VI. wch. was Demolish’d in ye late civil Wars and ye Castle itself in ruins; but by ye care & Munificence of several Bps. & more particularly ye present Worthy Lord thereof, it is now appears in the beautiful & elegant manner as is here represented.

S & N Buck Delin. et. Sculpt. 1731.



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