Romancing Saltwood Castle
Ordinary Meeting of Fellows (Fellows and Guests Only)
‘Romancing Saltwood Castle’
Peter Rumley, FSA
On face value Saltwood Castle shows all the attributes of a classic defensive medieval castle, but intriguingly it spent most of its life as a private residence, with the ownership swinging between Crown and Church, until the Dissolution, when it moved into secular hands. This lecture will provide an introduction to this little known ancient monument of the first rank, its history and the later inhabitants who romanticised the castle and, finally, speculate on its origins as a lost royal residence.