Little Castle at Bolsover Castle

English Heritage

English Heritage
United Kingdom

The Little Castle was built in 1612 by Sir Charles Cavendish as a retreat from his principal seat at Welbeck, a few miles away. The Little Castle was inherited by his son William Cavendish who decorated the Little Castle from 1619-1634.
The design of the Little Castle was intended to evoke a Norman great tower, which it clearly resembles viewed from a distance, rising sheer from the cliff.


  • Title: Little Castle at Bolsover Castle
  • Date Created: 1617
  • Location: Bolsover Castle
  • Type: Building
  • Original Source: BOLSOVER CASTLE
  • Rights: English Heritage
  • Photographer: Kevin Moran
  • Commisioned by: William Cavendish

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