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DSC_0031.JPG, originally uploaded by michael_jecks.

Many people have asked about Lydford, the town where Simon Puttock was based as bailiff. This is the castle – or court and gaol more accurately – from which he operated. Grim, austere, chill, are just a few of the words that strike you as you stand inside this really rather repellent old keep. It was put up as a defensive fort, I believe, but was almost immediately modified as a gaol. The place has chambers underground where inmates were held, and their lives must have been terrifying if brief. Well worth a visit, though.

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