Rutland County Museum
·In the centre of Oakham, in Rutland there is a remarkable building. The last Norman
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Oakham Castle Rutland
Oakham Castle Rutland by mickyman13, via Flickr. Oakham Castle is located in Oakham, Rutland, England. It was constructed between 1180 and 1190, in the reign of Henry II for Walchelin de Ferriers, Lord of the Manor of Oakham. The Castle is known for its collection of massive horseshoes and is also recognised as one of the best examples of domestic Norman architecture in England East Midlands
Oakham Castle, Rutlandshire, England - "Oakham Castle was built in the traditional Norman motte and bailey style. The Great Hall of Oakham Castle is listed in Domesday Book and would have been a wooden building at that time. The stone-built hall which survives today was built by Walkelin de Ferrers between 1180 and 1190. The Great Hall is constructed of ironstone rubble with ashlar dressings and maintains its medieval charm despite minor repairs through the centuries."