Thursday, April 25, 2013

Exploring Ruins : Moreton Corbet Castle

Moreton Corbet castle
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Moreton Corbet castle
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When we were in Shrewsbury for my friend's wedding, we noticed the ruins of this building and were keen to explore it.  Moreton Corbet Castle was once a Medieval stronghold and later during the Tudors, an elaborate Elizabethan Manor house was built alongside it. The site dates back to the 11th century and you can tell from the ruins of the castle and the shell of the once proud, Elizabethan building that at one time it would have been truly magnificent. 

I have to admit, I was pretty excited to explore this place, even though it is just a shell. If you follow me on Pinterest then you will have noticed my board dedicated to ruins and derelict buildings. I am quite fascinated by derelict buildings and I was in awe of the desolate, ruined but defiant nature of this building which at one point would have been full of life. It's certainly a building that has a lot of stories to tell. Are there places like this that you have visited before? I'd love to know!
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22 comments

  1. must be so much history in it

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  2. I would be excited to explore the place, too! Beautiful history and architecture. Lovely photos. xx

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  3. Ohhh I'd love to explore this historical
    place! I think the remains of the buildings
    still looks good!

    xx

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  4. This is gorgeous. I love the whole atmosphere of the place. It's so impressive to think of how these great structures were once built by hand!

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  5. Wow gorgeous photos. Makes me want to travel!

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  6. What an interesting place, and gorgeous! I am always fascinated and inspired by architecture. :)/Madison

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  7. old architecture like this is always so fun to explore. kind of takes me to a very peaceful place inside :] love this!

    Joyce @carouselstreet.com

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  8. thanks for stopping by!! gorgeous photos!! i really love your blazer =)

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    LesleyKim

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  9. Beautiful photos! You look lovely!
    Fashion Ganache.
    http://fashionganache.blogspot.com

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  10. Lovely photos, I love a bit of sightseeing x

    http://whatisinherwardrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Wow...these photos are kind of amazing! I'd love to go here--but I guess I'll have to be happy just looking at the pictures :p

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  12. i've been a fan of urban exploring and the derelict for a number of years now, have you been on the 28dayslater forum?

    http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/

    It's a massive archive of people's trips to the unknown. We found a derelict underground carpark near where we live a couple of weeks ago, it's been shut since the 50s and it's build on the edge of a beach so it always used to flood. Glad we share a common interest. Great images, good job they didn't decide to knock is down all together.

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  13. Great photographs :) Love your jacket x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. There's an abbey near where I live and I rarely go. You have inspired me to take a walk there on my next day off. I always take things for granted x

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  15. wuaaaah I love, love, love ruins! this one is truly amazing and the huge windows are stunning! it looks beautiful… the winged figures are interesting! I wonder what they are? and the pic of you at the end is super cuuute~ love that skirt your wearing and the vivid blue~

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  16. That's a beautiufl site. I do enjoy visiting ruins as it makes me wonder and imagine what it was before in its full glory.

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  17. I'm glad I can be of some help and glad I reminded you of the forum, Its just so good. I've wasted so many hours on there, especially wen I was at uni. I haven't heard of Tokyo Times but I will check it out for sure yep, can't say i can recall seeing any japanese stuff so that sounds good. thanks

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  18. I love derelict buildings too, they have so much more character. I always wish I was rich so I could fix one up and afford to you know, actually live in it. These are all so beautiful! They did it right in the 1500's!

    E x

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  19. Wow I love old building ruins and this one is beautiful, perfect for photoshoots!

    Daisy Dayz

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  20. Wonderful! I have a deeply seated fixation of ruins, neglected and abandoned buildings.

    I feel a compulsion to seek them out where ever I go! I have been to a few places and would love it if you would take a look: http://www.worshipblues.com/search/label/Abandoned

    Sorry for posting a link in your comments!

    x

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  21. Amaazing photos! Looks like a lovely place!

    xx
    www.shogoxo.blogspot.com

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