The Norman Chapel 1911.
This round building is a stunning survival. It is all that remains of
the round chapel of St Mary Magdalene. Round chapels such as this are
extremely rare, they were usually associated with the Knights Templar
(as was the case here), a movement that began in England in 1128.
The Doorway To The Keep 1903.
A castles keep was its strongest part, yet even
here our ancestors still felt that decorative detail was important. Thank
goodness there have been people who think that
The Keep and the Judge's Quarters 1960.
In the late 1700s the government wanted to
demolish what little was then left of the old castle. The architect who costed
the project deliberately undervalued the potential worth of the material on
site and overvalued the expense of carrying out the work of demolition, and so,
fortunately, managed to save it.
Dinham is the name given to that area of Ludlow immediately to the
south of the castle. It is thought by some that this would have been the site
of the earliest Norman settlement on the hilltop. The open flower-bedded area
abote the castle wall probably cover an early ditch or