Sauvey Castle, Leicestershire aerial photograph
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aerial photograph of Sauvey Castle, Launde, near Withcote, Leicestershire, England, UK.The Castle was built during the reign of King Stephen 1135-54. Stephen reigned in a time of war with numerous challenges to his sovereignty and many castles were built. Sauvey was one of the less common shell keep castle designs of which just 71 are known. The castle was never an important one and by 1373 it had fallen into disuse and materials were taken from it to build Rockingham Castle.
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