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Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle

The Hall

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Below: two views of the interior of the Hall at Raglan Castle.

 

 

The hall is the finest and most complete of all the castle's surviving apartments, and in its present form it dates from the 16th century, although incorporating parts of the earlier hall of Sir William ap Thomas. This is shown by the two blocked windows in the south-west wall. Part of the lower courses of masonry in the gable wall is also likely to date from the first half of the 15th century. The great fireplace, with its divided flue running up either side of the window above it and the delicately moulded roof corbels, are all part of the work carried out by the 3rd earl of Worcester, probably by 1570. The lord and his family would have sat at the dais end nearest the state apartments, whilst the food was brought through doors at the far end.

 

Below: two views of the ornate windows found in Raglan's Hall, taken from the Pitched Stone Court.

 

 

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