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Lady Charlotte Williams Wynn, portrait
Wrexham County Borough Museum
Lady Charlotte (1754-1830) was a kind-hearted woman who, like her husband, was a great patron of the arts and music. She and three of her children were painted by Sir Joshua... more
Museum
Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, portrait
Wrexham County Borough Museum
Sir Watkin Williams Wynn was richest man in North Wales and his estate stretched from the border with England to the Irish sea. He had a lifelong passion for art and music,... more
Museum
The Queen's Mace, Borough of Holt, 1709
Holt Castle
The Queen's Mace is the larger of the two maces that once belonged to the Borough of Holt. The mace carries the arms of Queen Anne after the 1707 Act of Union. It has been... more
Archaeological Site
Sergeant's mace, Borough of Holt, 1606
Holt Castle
This four hundred year old mace once belonged to the Corporation of the former Borough of Holt. It was placed in front of the mayor at meetings to symbolise the authority of the... more
Archaeological Site
Official Weights & Measures, Borough of Holt
Holt Castle
Every market town had an official set of weights and measures to ensure fair dealing in shops, pubs and businesses. The first attempts to standardize weights and measures came... more
Archaeological Site
Holt Castle, plan, 1620
Holt Castle
This plan reveals that the castle had a secret passage, controlled by an iron gate, which provided direct access from the river into the castle. Very useful during a siege, as... more
Archaeological Site
Holt Castle, plan, 1562
Holt Castle
Archaeologists describe the plan as accurate apart from the chapel addition on the north-east tower. The plan shows the ground floor layout of the castle: two stables, kitchen... more
Archaeological Site
Holt Castle, drawing, 1620
Holt Castle
This drawing of Holt Castle in 1620 is not as accurate as the 1563 drawing but it provides much useful information about the castle. The drawing reveals that the inside windows... more
Archaeological Site
Holt Castle, drawing, 1562
Holt Castle
This is a drawing of Holt Castle in 1562. You can probably just make out the figure of a lion above the entrance to the castle. It is this lion that gave the castle its name... more
Archaeological Site
Holt Castle, from south
Holt Castle
This view of Holt Castle is taken from the south. The doorway visible in the wall is an entrance way from the inner courtyard into one of the rooms inside the curtain walls.... more
Archaeological Site
 
 
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