Hastings Castle at Kirby Muxloe

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Bobsky. on December 28, 2011

This Castle now known by the name Kirby Muxloe Castle was built but never completed by one of the ancestors Willam Hastings, the building work commence late May c1480 work stopped when Willam protested against Richard the third grabing the English throne in c1483, he lost his head.

Torsten C on December 28, 2011

Impressive ruins in a very nice setting! Like! Friendly greetings from Germany and all the best for 2012! Torsten

Rosalyn Hilborne on December 28, 2011

I love castles. I have never been to this one. Ooh, poor William! Thanks for the history. Like.

All the best, Rosa.

Bobsky. on December 28, 2011

Hi Torsten Thanks for your interest its a good place to visit just to admire the early pre Tudor brick work and the fine views across the fields. thanks for the L regards Bob

Bobsky. on December 28, 2011

Hi Rosa The Castle moat is still in use by the fishermen and the many ducks, I do believe that the family still used the completed part of the Castle until about c1583/6 I will try and serch the family records.I will ask at the Guildhall. Thanks for the L. regards Bob

Garzer on December 30, 2011

Very pretty view!Like 4! Greetings, Klaus

Bobsky. on December 30, 2011

Hi Klaus Castles make a change from trees. thanks for your Like. regards Bob

Dušan Bezděk on December 31, 2011

very very beautiful...Happy New Year Dušan like

Bobsky. on December 31, 2011

Hi Dusan Thanks for your visit and kind words and Like. regards Bob

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Photo taken in Kirby Muxloe, Leicester, Leicestershire, UK

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  • Uploaded on December 28, 2011
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    by Bobsky.
    • Camera: SAMSUNG WB500, WB510 / VLUU WB500 / SAMSUNG HZ10W
    • Taken on 2011/12/27 14:54:02
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    • Focal Length: 4.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.300
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