Rougemont Castle Gatehouse

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Rougemont Castle Gatehouse

Joseph Farington's record of the castle gatehouse, drawn in 1810, published in Lysons' Magna Britannia (1822). The gatehouse belongs to William the Conqueror's reign; its gate was later blocked and a new entrance to the castle provided beside it. The tubs of plants reflect the use of the area outside as a Georgian garden. This is the earliest reliable record of its appearance.

Acknowledgments: © 2015 Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter City Council

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