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Castle Drogo

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

When Edwin Lutyens was asked to design a castle for Sir Julius Drewe, he commented: "I do wish he didn't want a castle but just a delicious loveable house with plenty of good large rooms in it".

However, Sir Julius Drewe insisted, and, although the castle changed over time, the result is now considered to be a masterpiece of design of the 20th century. Christopher Hussey, the architectural critic, said: "The ultimate justification of Drogo is that it does not pretend to be a castle. It is a castle, as a castle is built, of granite, on a mountain, in the twentieth century".

Castle Drogo has recently been in the news again - and has had a major overhaul of the roof - although not for the first time.

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