It is in­deed de­light­ful!

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

IWAS thrilled to read Ptolemy Dean’s won­der­fully de­scrip­tive piece ‘De­light­ing in De­vizes’ ( July 20). I write to you from my of­fice, which over­looks the mar­ket­place so elo­quently de­scribed and can con­firm ev­ery word, par­tic­u­larly in the early-morn­ing sun­shine.

It is from this spot that our for­mer Lord Pro­tec­tor, Oliver Cromwell, launched a fi­nal ar­tillery as­sault on De­vizes Cas­tle in 1645, a stone cas­tle of sim­i­lar size and scale to Rochester and built by Bishop Roger of Salisbury, be­tween 1113 and 1120, al­most ex­actly 900 years ago. Si­mon Ja­cobs, De­vizes, Wilt­shire

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