Hadleigh Castle from the air
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aerial photograph of Hadleigh Castle Essex England UK. Hadleigh Castle was constructed around 1215 AD by Hubert de Burgh and much improved by both Edward II and Edward III, the former being a frequent visitor to Hadleigh Castle. The castle was abandoned and its stone quarried in the 16th century. The castle ruins were painted by John Constable in 1829. Today the castle is a scheduled monument and owned by English Heritage.