The famous medieval Broughton Castle has a long a chequered history.. is still occupied and lived in by the current Lord and Lady Saye and Sele
It was built as a manor house by Sir John de Broughton in 1300 at a location where the confluence of three streams created a natural site for a moated manor. The house was sold in 1377 to William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester. The original house was crenellated by Sir Thomas Wykeham in 1406. In 1451 it passed by inheritance to the Fiennes family, Barons Saye and Sele. Beginning in 1550 Richard Fiennes transformed the medieval manor into a house in the Tudor style.
In the 17th century William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele was one of the leading activists against Charles I. He raised troops to fight against the king at the inconclusive Battle of Edgehill in 1642. Royalist troops later besieged the castle, overcoming the defenders and occupying the castle for a time.
Broughton fell into decay in the 19th century, but was eventually rescued by Frederick Fiennes, 16th Lord Saye and Sele, who brought in the prominent Victorian architect Sir George Gilbert Scott.
It is still the home of the Fiennes family and currently lived in by the 21st Baron and his wife.
This areial shot gives you a good idea of the layout and the church and what would have been the out buildings for the workers and servants for the Manor
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Susus7 (95) 2013-01-17 15:07
This could be "Downton Abbey" ! Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo!
tyro (13043) 2013-01-17 15:11
This one makes me feel just a bit dizzy. Was it taken from a balloon? As you might remember from Oxford, I get giddy walking on a thick carpet, such is my vertigo!
But this is a fabulously sharp and clear picture with incredible details. The colours are excelent and the composition is good too with the castle and its moat nicely placed in the frame and nicely balanced by the church and gardens.
An interesting note too - I presume that the Fiennes are the same family as Sir Ranulph, the explorer, and also Ralph Fiennes, the actor?
carlo62 (12518) 2013-01-17 15:32
mi piace il pov che ci mostra il castello nel suo insieme, con il fossato che lo circonda e l'ambiente in cui è stato costruito.
kennyblack (4105) 2013-01-18 8:27
Beautiful landscape that looks like a miniature because of aerial and excellent visibility of the details very well composed and grouped. Excellent management of light and natural colors. Thanks for the great job ... Marino
npecanhuk (53881) 2013-02-06 16:02
Very interesting and attractive aerial view!
Special regards to the colors, exposure and composition!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) (13435)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D digital, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-17 12:54