The Tudor Wing

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The Tudor Wing

A 1962 restoration revealed the half-timbering of this building.

The structure of the chimneystacks suggests a building of the Elizabethan era. Beams running the full length of the structure indicate two open balconies or galleries provided access to the rooms. Later alterations enclosed these balconies and an open ground floor.

In 1583, Elizabeth I made a prolonged visit to the Castle, possibly because of an assassination threat. The building may have been erected to accommodate her court.