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Alnwick Castle, the Keep (c. 1920s)


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Alnwick Castle, the Keep - Click for bigger imageThis photograph shows part of the keep of Alnwick Castle, taken from the north demesne. The keep holds the principle apartments and includes Prudhoe Tower. The tower was built by the fourth Duke of Northumberland, earlier Lord Prudhoe, during his restoration of the castle in the 1850s. This photograph comes from a large collection belonging to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne is the oldest provincial antiquarian society in England. Founded in 1813 with a total of 68 members, its membership is now spread across the globe while its journal, Archaeologia Aeliana, can be found in libraries throughout Europe, the USA and Australia. For nearly two centuries, through its meetings and its publications, the Society has encouraged a deeper understanding of the history and archaeology of north-eastern England. Though much of its activity has been focussed on Hadrian's Wall, both prehistoric and medieval periods are well represented in its work - and there is a strong interest in industrial archaeology.


Northumberland Archives Service holds over 120,000 photographic images relating to the history of the county of Northumberland. The quality of the photographs mounted on this website has been reduced. High quality photographic or digital copies of these, and of other photographs from our collections, are available by contacting the Archives Service.