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Hornby Castle- Lord Monteagle the Necromancer

The first documentary evidence of Hornby Castle is in 1226, when it was already well-established. The castle we see today is a modern Gothic-inspired building, dating from 1847. But that in no way spoils the story‚Ķ Edward Stanley of Hornby … Continue reading

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The Maudlands, Preston – a Castle, a Saint, and a Well.

At the place known as the Maudlands, in Ashton near Preston, there is an interesting mound. Archaeologists confidently state that this was the base for a small observation tower, built by the Romans, with the purpose of protecting the Friargate … Continue reading

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