#59 Middleham Castle
Yorkshire, England
1170
This is NOT an official Lego site

In 1170 Robert fitzRandolph was granted license to build a tower several hundreds yards from the family's motte castle in Yorkshire. What resulted is one of the largest keeps ever built in England, 108 x 78 feet in size and 60 feet tall. The great tower formed the domestic center of the quadrangular curtain of buildings built in the next century. For several hundred years after the Norman conquest, Middleham was one of the great power bases in the north of England. This was the boyhood home of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III, and his wife Anne, the second daughter of Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and the place were Warwick the "Kingmaker" held court. A picture of me with the Middleham model, which was built from over 19,000 Lego bricks, can be seen on the FAQ page.

 

 

Photos of the Lego Model
Built December 1994
Northeast View
Northwest View
Southeast View
Richard III on
the roof

 

Build Your Own
Lego Plan
(Left half)
Lego Plan
(Right half)
Keep Elevation
(East Side)
Keep Elevation
(West Side)
South Elevation
South Cross-section



Other Middleham pages:
http://www.castlexplorer.co.uk/england/middleham/middleham.php
http://www.dales-castles.org.uk/middleham.htm
http://www.castleuk.net/castle_lists_north/99/middlehamcastle.htm
http://www.r3.org/archives/ricardian_britain/middleham/

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