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posted 11-25-2001 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for huug     Edit/Delete Message
Who could tell about Hornby Castle, whick I think is in the neighbourhood of Leeds? I'm especially interested if a lady Townsend lived here, painted by John Hoppner and related to Cahrles Seymour, the 6th duke of Leeds.
Who was this lady and when did she live?

Huug Gorter

posted 11-25-2001 06:49 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Hornby Castle, or rather several of them have cropped up in a previous discussion, you'll get the jist of what we know from there, http://www.castlesontheweb.com/quest/Forum12/HTML/000201.html
Any other data would be welcome.

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posted 11-26-2001 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJR     Edit/Delete Message
Hornby Castle, Lancashire

A much altered castle on the Lune, painted by Turner, was originally built by Roger de Montbegon, who may have built Farleton as his main castle. It later passed to the Harringtons and Stanleys. Sir Edward Stanley distinguished himself at Flodden and was created Lord Monteagle. The 4th Lord was involved in the rebellion of the Earl of Essex in 1601 and was responsible for warning the authorities about the Gunpowder Plot in 1605, after receiving a letter from Sir Francis Tresham, his brother-in-law, telling him not to take his seat in the House of Lords.
Partially destroyed during the Civil War, Hornby belonged to Lord Wemyss during the Jacobite Rebellion and part of Lord Elcho's cavalry spent the night here on their march to Derby. The castle then went into ruin until it was restored in Victorian times.

Hornby Castle, Yorkshire

Four miles from Bedale, Hornby Castle was built in the 14th century by the St. Quentins and altered in the 15th century by Lord Conyers. The castle was again altered in the 18th century and only the south range bears any resemblance to the original.

(Taken from Discovering Castles in England and Wales by John Kinross)

posted 11-27-2001 07:48 PM           Edit/Delete Message
Adrian Pettifer in 'English Castles' also mentions Hornby Castle in the North Riding of Yorkshire as being sited 2 miles south of Catterick. Only a square Tower known as the St Quentin Tower survives. An original gateway adjoins the tower, but the range beyond is neo-gothic.
The quandrangular nature of the mansion may suggest the original form of the earlier castle.
The mention of the Conyers Lords seems to clarify that this is indeed the Hornby which Burrell stripped of it's doorways, which now adorn the entrance at The Burrel Collection in Glasgow.
No mention of the Lady in your painting unfortunately.

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