English Heritage
An occasional series of outstanding English Heritage sites
A series of black and white images representing English Heritage.

Taken with either a Leica M9-P or Nikon D800, processed in Lightroom and then Silver Efex Pro. Some HDR, as noted.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
The site originated as a Norman fortified manor house in the 12th century founded by Alain de Parrhoet, la Zouch. During the next three centuries it was extended by his descendants. In 1461, the castle reverted to the Crown after the then owner James Butler, the 5th Earl of Ormonde, was executed after the Battle of Towton. Edward IV bestowed it upon William, Lord Hastings. William was awarded a licence to crenellate in 1474 and quickly started major works to extend and improve the castle. The principal building of this time was the Hastings Tower. There was also a Great Hall and other grand rooms for entertainment sited to the north of the main tower. A Chapel was built by William on the northeast corner of the castle.
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm lens. 5 HDR images stiched in Photoshop
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
 
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm lens. 5 HDR images stiched in Photoshop
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
 
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm lens.
Ashby de la Zouch Castle
 
Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm lens. 
Lichfield Cathedral
Lichfield Cathedral is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires. Starting in 1085 and continuing through the twelfth century the original wooden Saxon church was replaced by a Norman cathedral made from stone, and this was in turn replaced by the present Gothic cathedral begun in 1195. It was completed by the building of the Lady Chapel in the 1330s.
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - The Choir
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - St Chad's Shrine
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - the Lady Chapel
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - St Chad's Shrine
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - St Chad's Head Chapel
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - from South Transept
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - The Screen
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
Lichfield Cathedral - The Nave
Leica M9-P, Elmarit-M 28mm lens.
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