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aerial photograph of Brampton Bryan Castle Herefordshire England. The origins of the castle are unknown but a castle was standing on the site when the Doomsday book was written in 1086. During the English Civil war the caste was held for the Parliamentarians by Lady Brilliana Harley during a 3 month siege. after her death the castle was besieged a second time and after suffering heavy destruction from canon and mines the garrison eventually capitulated. The castle has lain in ruins ever since.