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    First stop of five on an epic road trip on my first visit this year to see my mate who lives in Nowheresville, Lincolnshire. The nearby coal fired power plant gives a stark contrast to this ancient building. I was quite pleased with my photos from this visit, as the weather was excellent.
    Thanks to Hughie for bringing this to the forum earlier this year.
    Explored on my own on a fine spring day.


    It is not known why Torksey Castle was built. It may have been built as a Ďwaypointí for the Jermyn family's travels to York or as a gift to one of their sons. The manor was constructed in the latest Renaissance fashion. The lower or ground floor level is built of thin limestone blocks and has small mullioned windows. This part of the house was probably used as the domestic area where the servants would have worked. The upper level is built in brick which, at the time, was considered a lavish building material. The hall consisted of a planned series of ranges around a square courtyard.

    In 1645 the property fell victim to the English Civil War when the Royalist Jermyn family had the house seized by the Parliamentarians and was in return burned by Royalist soldiers based up the road at Newark. After this very little of the structure remained. The Jermyn family retained control of the estate post- Civil War but the property was not restored and continued to deteriorate. The remains of the buildings were scavenged for building supplies by local residents to reuse. Also due to the hallís close proximity to the flood-prone River Trent, flooding has contributed to the manorís demise. In the 1990ís English Heritage undertook the stabilisation of the building.

















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    You should be pleased with your photos, they're excellent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    You should be pleased with your photos, they're excellent!
    Cheers Krela, appreciate that mate :)
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    I do like the last shot with the power station in the background! Great report thanks
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    Wow....great set there Mr. Wombat. You had much better weather than me! Suprised more people don't go to this place as it's a stunner.

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    Wow that's brilliant, not seen this one before!
    Fantastic photos, thanks for sharing :)
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    Amazing shots and a beautiful location.

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    Many thanks everyone :)
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