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GOODRICH CASTLE, ROSS-ON-WYE - PAGE TWO
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Continued from page one, this page shows some exterior views of Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire, the Chapel, with its two stained glass windows and two doves, photographed inside the keep.

As mentioned on the previous page, the story of the 'Goodrich Ghost' can also be found below these photographs.

Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The outer ward and Northwest tower of Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Two white doves in the keep of Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
An external view of the Southeast tower of Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Inside the Chapel, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
This stained glass window inside the chapel of Goodrich Castle was commissioned to commemorate the third millennium.
The 'Radar Window' was commissioned to remember the men and women of the Radar Research Squadron, in particular, the tragedy of June 7th 1942 when an aircraft carrying the prototype bombing aid radar crashed close to Goodrich Castle, killing all eleven people on board.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A white dove in the chapel, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A carved stone corbel inside the chapel, Goodrich Castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
A view of the Third Millennium window from outside the castle.
Goodrich Castle, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
The Southeast and Southwest towers of Goodrich Castle.

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The Goodrich Ghost

Under the leadership of Colonel Birch, Parliamentary forces besieged Goodrich Castle during the time of the Civil War. At this time, the Colonel's daughter, Alice, who had fallen in love with a young Cavalier called Charles Clifford, escaped from her Uncle and joined her Charles within the fortress. When it became clear that the castle was going to have to be surrendered to the Roundheads, the couple attempted to escape through the enemy lines on horseback. In crossing the River Wye however, just below the castle, they were both drowned.

It is said by some that during stormy weather, even to this day the ghostly figures of a man and woman on horseback can be seen trying to force the animal down into the water, and that at other times, cries and screams can be heard coming from the swollen river.

 
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