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Dating back to 1278, Ford Castle played an important role in border politics between England and Scotland for centuries. Originally belonging to Sir William Heron, the castle passed from the Scots to the English during various battles. In the 1660s, Sir Francis Blake gained ownership of the castle through marriage.
In 1907, the castle was bought by coal-mining mogul James Joicey and it has remained in the family ever since. Today, it serves as a Young Persons' Residential Centre. You can find more information about the castle, here: fordcastle.org.uk
August 17, 2019
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