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© Mr Richard Swynford-Lain

IoE Number: 40355
Photographer: Mr Richard Swynford-Lain
Date Photographed: 29 November 2007
Date listed: 02 October 1975
Date of last amendment: 02 October 1975
Grade I

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1. 513O Windsor castle including all the buildings Within the walls. SU 9677 SE 1/1 SU 9676 NE 3/1 SU 9776 NW 4/1 SU 97 NE 8/1 I 2. England's largest castle and a royal palace, covering some 13 acres. The castle dates back to William the Conqueror but the first stone buildings were erected by Henry II between 1165 and 1179. The round keep stands on an artificial motte and there are baileys known as the Lower, Middle and Upper Wards. Continuoos additions since this time with particu1ar activity following the foundation of the Order of the Garter by Edward III in 1348, the ensuing St George's Chapel of 1475-1511; and extensive rebuilding for Charles II by Hugh May. The present aspect of the Castle largely results from the alterations, additions and restorations carried out by James Wyatt and Sir Jeffry Wyatville circa 1800 to 1$30, with further work carried out by Blore and Salvin in Queen Victoria's reign. Dominant cliff-top setting. Terrace garden with stone revetments and statuary to east of ridge. AM.

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