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Rockingham & the First World War

Every Tuesday & Sunday from 24th July to 30th September 2018*   Discover the history of the First World War through the collections at Rockingham Castle. For the first time Rockingham will be displaying items from the Saunders Watson private collection to support, the Royal British Legion & Seafarers UK to honor the...

The Key Features of Rockingham Castle in the 13th Century

The original Norman motte and bailey, formed the core of the castle. The bailey with its curtain wall, and adjoining motte, enclosed 3½ acres; plus a second bailey (now the Tilting Lawn).  The motte: Was 30’ high and 100’ wide surrounded by a 30’ wide moat; on it there was a well.  The baileys. Rockingham had two...

ROCKINGHAM AND THE NOVELS OF CHARLES DICKENS

In the spirit of World Book Day we thought we would share with you some information about Charles Dickens and his connections to Rockingham Castle. During the Victorian era, Richard and Lavinia Watson entertained here in style and among their guests was their great friend Charles Dickens. This friendship with Richard...

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