White Peak- Pilsbury Castle

 

Just to clarify, Pilsbury Castle is a place, it’s not a castle…..anymore…

The castle was probably originally an Iron Age fortification before being used by the Normans, and indeed the name “Pilsbury Castle” forms from the Celtic “pil”, the Saxon “bury” and the Norman “castle”, all meaning “fortified site”. In early medieval times, the site would have been located along the River Dove routeway, and would also have overlooked a key crossing point. By the twentieth century, there was little to see except for a mound on a limestone outcrop and the remains of various earthworks. At the beginning of the present century, however, archaeological surveys revealed the foundations of the castle. Very rich history indeed, but as usual I was interested more to explore place from a photographic point of view.

This place is very interesting. A very fine motte and bailey, standing in a remote valley with some lovely views towards the High Peaks in the distance. Certainly plenty of photographic possibilities here. Unfortunately, the view towards the Chrome Hill in the distance was not very clear. I did not point my camera to the valley very much. But I found this place very inspiring and with a lot of potentials.

The picture above is only one left from this session. Short after this trip, my computer broke down and I lost all the pictures from this session…

Those things happen and I have one more reason to go back there…

 

 

 

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