• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How Useful is the site-evidence and other sources for telling us about the Elizabethan Range at Carlisle Castle?

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

How Useful is the site-evidence and other sources for telling us about the Elizabethan Range at Carlisle Castle? In 1990 a very detailed survey was conducted called 'Carlisle Castle: A survey and Documentary History' by MR McCarthy, HRT Summerson and RG Annis. This survey due to the amount of detail and depth of the survey is very reliable. This survey talks about the existence of an 'Elizabethan Range' which ran from the keep to Regimental Museum, formally the Medieval Palace and along the City-facing wall. On-site evidence shows a vertical line a rough stone-work down the corner of the Regimental Museum this rough stonework shows that something has been 'knocked off', that another wall had previously been joined on. This wall ran from the Medieval Palace to the Keep. Other on-site evidence is 4 blocked up fireplaces along the inside of the City-facing wall which would have been the back-wall of the Elizabethan Range. There are 4 blocked up fireplaces and what appears to be a blocked up oven, these fireplaces and oven suggest that the Elizabethan Range was used as a kitchen. ...read more.

Middle

"The characteristics of the masonry... suggest that [the fireplaces] are medieval rather than Tudor." The Elizabethan Range was built around 1577, so some of the fireplaces that have been blocked up were built before the Elizabethan Range. Other evidence that the Elizabethan Range is a reconstruction is 'Garnforth's Map' from 1545 which shows a building running from the Keep to the Medieval Palace this may have been the beginning of the Elizabethan Range but more likely it was a previous building. Another plan done of the castle in 1550 by an unknown artist also shows a building running from the keep to the Medieval Palace, these two maps back each other up making them reliable. This evidence tells us that the Elizabethan Range was a reconstruction of a previous unknown building and that the Elizabethan Range was probably a kitchen. On the wall adjacent to the Keep is a plaque erected in 1577 it says that 'Queen Elizabeth erected this work at her own expense while Lord Scrope was Warden of the West March.' ...read more.

Conclusion

Although Nutter's painting does back up Carlyle's however Nutter probably copied Carlyle's painting due to the outstanding similarities plus Nutter haa previously copied Carlyle's' work and because the Elizabethan no longer existed when Nutter painted the Long Hall and Elizabethan Range. On the other hand they are both primary sources and done by reliable artists so overall they're reliable. The paintings are useful for telling us about the Elizabethan Range because they prove the existence of the Elizabethan Range, show us some details about the Elizabethan Range, tell us where it was situated and indicate that the upper two floors were added later. The site evidence is useful because it tells us where the Elizabethan Range was situated, that is was probably a kitchen and that is was probably a reconstruction. Garnforth's Map and the Anonymous Map are useful because they prove that the Elizabethan Range was a reconstruction. I think that the Paintings are the most useful because they tell us the most about the Elizabethan Range however the site evidence is useful for backing up the paintings. The paintings do not tell us however that the Elizabethan Range was a reconstruction. Word Count: 905 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE History Projects section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE History Projects essays

  1. How far does the site of Warwick Castle and the supporting sources help you ...

    There are some primary sources dotted around the guidebook and I think that this is good because it shows that it isn't all made up. The main primary sources shown are the sketches made of the castle at different periods of its developments, but there isn't enough detail put into why the castles changed and how their purpose changed.

  2. Race Relations in the US since 1954

    However, he was also becoming influential and was therefore also assassinated, in 1965. The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Council - involved with sit-ins and Freedom Rides - swayed to the Black Nationalism ideas when Stokely Carmichael took over leadership. A famous slogan of his was 'black power'.

  1. 'Bodiam Castle shows today more than any document, the way in which castle buildings ...

    three floors, four storeys.) Changes in the brickwork and the placement of windows also help this. The kitchens show remains of firstly a very large fireplace compared to the others in the castle. This suggests that food may have been roasted for the inhabitants here, possibly over a spit.

  2. Kenilworth Castle - Site Analysis********

    attractive crenulations that were not big enough to protect the archers and also decorative arrow slits were added). All of these aspects transformed the once fortress into a palace. This is leisters building today, as you can see, the picture shows that it is a ruin but you can still get a good, vague idea of it's shape and size.

  1. Was Oystermouth Castle typical of the castles built in Wales during the middle Ages?

    It proved safety was overruled by comfort. An example of this is Weobly and Oxwich Castle. Oxwich is a fortified manor overlooking the Gower coastline. Weobly Castle is a fortified manor house with domestic features added earlier on. It similarly had a chapel block as so did Oystermouth and overlooks the estuary.

  2. History Around us Coursework – Newcastle Keep

    So, in conclusion I have discovered that there were many reasons to build Newcastle Keep but it was mainly to protect the River Tyne. I have also discovered that there were many developments made to Newcastle Keep over the years, and I think this means that Newcastle must have been a very important one to keep improving it.

  1. What is the Evidence for the Roman Occupation of the Antonine Wall?

    Whatever Pausinias meant, it does seem clear that disturbances in southern Scotland caused the Roman advance and Frere suggests that this was sparked off by an attack on the pro-Roman Votadini by the Selgovae outside Roman territory. If Frere is right, it means that the re-conquest of Lowland Scotland was

  2. How useful is a visit to the Tudor parts of Hampton Court to find ...

    St James' Palace can teach us how Henry used his palaces as it like Hampton Court has survived and you are able to still visibly see some Tudor buildings. The Palace was built by Henry in the place of St James' hospital in Westminster.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work