Caludon Castle Exhibited

Reconstruction of the appearance of Caludon Castle by Peter Urmston

In the spring Coventry Archives, at the Herbert Gallery, are organising an exhibition about Caludon Castle. The exhibition will feature some of the original archive material loaned by Lord Clifford, whose ancestors owned the castle as well as a new model of the site and a drone video of the area as it is now.

Caludon Castle in Wyken has a rich tapestry of history going back over 900 years. The now ruined fortified manor house was once owned by some of the most powerful families in England – the Segraves, Mowbrays and Berkeleys.

Connections with royalty and Shakespeare also feature in the colourful history of Caludon which is being brought to life in the first ever dedicated Exhibition on the history of Caludon Castle at the Herbert from Saturday, March 26th, for three months.

The Caludon Exhibition includes an opportunity for the first time to view the historic Caludon Archives, on loan to the History Centre by kind permission of Lord Clifford of Chudleigh whose ancestors were Lords of the Manor of Caludon. These priceless documents go back to the 1200s.

Also on display for the first time is a reconstruction of Caludon Castle as it was in the late 16th Century under ownership of the Berkeley family.

Peter Garbett’s model of Caludon Castle

The reconstructed model of Caludon Castle, created by CovSoc member Peter Garbett, has been loaned to the exhibition by John Clarke OBE who is also the Publisher of the book on the history of Caludon entitled ‘A History of Caludon Castle. The Lords of the Manor of Caludon’.

The exhibition runs from Wednesday 30th of March to Saturday 21st of May 2022 and will be free entry during the Centre’s normal opening hours of Wednesday-Friday 10.30am-3.30pm with alternate Saturdays.

For more detail please click on this link.

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