Rockingham Castle News
Our Knight in Shining Armour!
4th April 2013 12:15pm
Let's give a huge welcome for our newest recruit on the Rockingham Castle team. We're still waiting on a name for our knight in shining armour...our Facebook friends have been tasked with choosing one so we will let you know the outcome!
4th February 2013 6:14am
19th Century Saddle.This elaborate saddle was for ceremonial use, probably on an elephant, and was made in India in the 19th century. It consists of a rawhide saddle with a pommel, on a wooden base, on a saddle cloth made of five layers of thick felt. The felt is decorated with red leather and with
4th February 2013 5:59am
Hussar Saddlecloth.It is made of blue velour with decorations in gold lace and belonged to Richard Watson who in the 1820s was in the 10th Hussars, a cavalry regiment that fought in the Napoleonic Wars. On the cloth is the cipher of King George IV, the Order of the Garter, and the battle honours of
4th February 2013 5:58am
Long Gallery Curtain Restoration. In the 1840s Richard and Lavinia Watson re-decorated the Long Gallery with ten pairs of curtains. The curtains are made of crimson damask, with tasselled holders and pelmets. Apart from one set, left to show their original state, all were conserved in the late
Brigstock International Horse Trials
21st August 2012 12:00pm
The Brigstock International Horse Trials is moving to the Great Park at Rockingham Castle. Rockingham Castle is delighted to be hosting the Brigstock International Horse Trials taking place over the weekend 17th - 19th May 2013. The event will incude Novice, BE 100, I
May in the Garden
27th May 2011 1:08am
What can I say, like most gardeners I am fed up with this never ending dry weather. Plants are suffering and flowers are out of season. We have to be very careful with the grass and have not cut it in some areas for a few weeks as cutting can cause damage and it will turn brown.
25th April 2011 3:48am
Handkerchief Tree. The magnificent Handkerchief Trees or Davidia Involucrata for the purist. are in bloom in Rockingham's Wild Garden! These wonderful trees produce the most magnificent display of colour and petals shaped like a pinched handkerchief thus the tree lives up to it
Award for Rockingham Head Forester
9th April 2011 10:20am
Rockingham Head Forester Brian Lewin has received a Long Service Award from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) in recognition of his 44 years working on the estate.Brian started working on Rockingham farm straight from school in 1954. He joined the Army in 1955 on National Service, and, while se