Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Langley Castle

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April' s Tree
"probably built as a principal residence by Nicholas de Bolteby, the lord of eight manors, a Yorkshire baron who died in 1273, and who held the Langley barony (an area of about 13,000 acres) by right of his wife, and who took trouble to empark his demesne at Langley." 

Ref: "Thirteenth Century England IV: Proceedings of the Newcastle Upon Tyne Conference 1991"; Peter R. Cass, Simon D. Lloyd, Boydell & Brewer Ltd. 1992 

 Langley Castle, in Northumberland, England, belonged to my 25xgreat-grandfather.  I think I'd rather have central heating and indoor plumbing, but I do admire his style.

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