Thursday, 1 September 2016

Chirk Castle

Today we made it to Chirk Castle initially constructed as a fortress by Roger Mortimer de Chirk between 1295 and 1310 before setting off to Erddig to see the stately home of Philip Yorke the first Earl of Hardwick.  I was keen to take another look at four bronze nymphs by Lucchesi and the gardens.

Erdigg was built in 1684–1687 for Josiah Edisbury, the High Sheriff of Denbighshire; it was designed in 1683 by Thomas Webb (d. 1699), a freemason of Middlewich, Cheshire. Mellor was childless so the property was passed to his nephew Philip Yorke. It has a great deal to see as the family were horders.


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