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Guidebook: Peveril Castle

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Overview

Even in its ruinous state, Peveril Castle is one of the most dramatic Norman castles in England. Its remote hilltop position at the head of Peak Cavern Gorge above Cave Dale, is spectacular, commanding views across the Dark and the White Peaks and over the Hope Valley below; when it was built it was both defensively strategic and a clear statement of power.

The castle was built soon after 1066 by William Peverel, a baron who played a key role in extending the Norman settlement into Derbyshire, and it served chiefly as a centre for exercising lordship over the Forest of the Peak and local lead mines. Later it helped to augment the incomes of royal favourites and members of the royal family until, in 1372, it was given to John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, and his heirs. By the 16th century it was described as ruinous, although local courts still met here. In the 19th century some repairs were made and the castle began to interest historians. Since 1932 it has been in State guardianship, and has been preserved as both an attraction and a familiar landmark in the Peak.

This new edition of the guidebook to Peveril Castle gives a full tour and history of this unique fortress, with full-colour illustrations and photographs throughout.

Key Features:

  • Published: September 2018
  • Paperback


Size: 285mm x 160mm

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