Warkworth Castle: Lion Tower

Posted: July 15, 2016 in Medieval History, Northumberland, UK
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Lion Tower from main courtyard

Lion Tower from main courtyard

Built around 1480 as part of the reordering of the Great Hall, the façade of the Tower facing the courtyard has a spectacular display of heraldic sculpture.

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The lowest figure is the Percy Lion, which also figures prominently on other Percy family houses such as Alnwick castle. Above this are seen the Percy coat of arms alongside those of the Lucy family, from whom the Percys had inherited the estates in 1380.

 

 

Lion Tower from Great Hall

Lion Tower from Great Hall

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