Old Macclesfield

(Castle Inn)

Reference Number:- Sprake Number:- Godden Number:-
obk 56   not listed recorded without number

Brocklehurst-Whiston (BWA) silk picture view of Castle Inn in medieval times

Woven on silk:-
 B.W.A. Ltd
Woven in silk
Printed at bottom of card mount:-
Old Macclesfield

Legend printed on inside cover of card mount:-
Seen through a mullioned window of the old castle is the ancient Parish Church of St. Michael, the Guildhall, Ye Olde Castle Inn and the old town well as they appeared in Stuart times.

The old castle, the last remains of which were removed in 1933, stood in what is now Backwallgate. The earliest reference to a building on this site is 1260, and it is known to have been the princely residence of Humphrey Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, who was slain at Northampton in the Wars of the Roses in 1460.

Card mount:
cm deep by cm wide

16.7 cm high by 11.2 cm wide

Technical Details supplied by Lewis Cowen:
First Sketch:    
Mr Cyril Holland
Miss M Hine
Design Draft:Mr Wm Hine
Card Cutter:Mr William Stubbs
Weavers:Mr Charles Broadhead
Mrs Annie Lowndes
Design No:Z.14617

by Lewis Cowen:
1961 saw the production of OLD MACCLESFIELD, featuring the old castle, the last remains of which were removed in 1933.

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