Magic Lantern Slide: Chepstow Castle (slide)


This image by William Weaver Baker shows the doorway of the main gatehouse at Chepstow Castle in Wales. Weaver Baker’s image captured the doors in situ, which were taken down and replaced with replicas in 1964. The small door on the left is open, which is an unusual view in historic images. The doors are believed to be amongst the oldest surviving on a castle in Europe, with the timber felled in the twelfth century. The lattice style was also more commonly used in religious buildings at that time. Weaver Baker mainly took photographs of buildings and objects in Exeter, but does appear to have travelled further afield to see places of special architectural interest.


handwritten 'CHEPSTOW CASTLE' on top edge
handwritten 'Chepstow Castle.' on mount

This object is not on display.

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