Orford, Suffolk Giclée Travel Poster
Built in the 1100s by Henry II as a check on the power of local noble Hugh Bigod (whose seat was in nearby Framlingham Castle), Orford Castle was unique in the design of its keep - polygonal, while most Norman keeps of that era were square - and originally would have been surrounded by an outer curtain wall. The castle saw multiple sieges early in its life - being captured by French forces in 1216, and being besieging back and forth several times during the Second Barons War (1264-1267).
By the 1500s, Orford Castle was no longer needed as a military structure, and te curtain wall was demolished. Thankfully, the keep was preserved, and - after a spell as an RAF radar station during the Second World War - Orford Castle came into English Heritage's stewardship in 1962. Over the last few years, the castle has experienced restoration work, with a new lime render added to protect the castle's aging walls from crumbling.
This Suffolk illustration by artist Tom Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster on cotton-rich fine art paper. For our premium art print of Orford, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.