White Rose Court

posted on 21 April 2010

Address:
Castle Road
Sandal
Wakefield
Telephone: 01924 298486
Website: http://www.whiterosehomes.co.uk

Description

White Rose Court has seven very spacious and refreshing apartments. The main features of White Rose Court is that all Apartments have a Gated entrance, Private Parking, Integrated kitchen appliances including a dishwasher, washer / dryer and a fridge freezer. A Video Door entry system. Natural Oak Flooring in both the Hall, Kitchen and Corridors, Smart Home Technology which provides Cabling Network throughout the apartment of audio, telephone and television systems.

This is White Rose Court from the outside.

This is the very modern and high standard interior of the White Rose Court Apartments.

Inside the Court, Apartments 1, 2 & 3 are located on the Ground Floor, Apartments 4,5 & 6 are located on the First Floor with Apartment 7 located on the Second Floor. Apartment 7 is also a Penthouse suit. All Apartments have 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite.

White Rose Court is located in Sandal, Wakefield. Sandal is a very nice and upmarket area of Wakefield located around 2 miles outside of the busy City Centre, it provides a nice, peaceful environment. There is history in the district of Sandal, as it is the home of Sandal Castle. Records date the earliest development of Sandal Castle back to the 12th century. The Motte and Bailey castle was completed by appromixately 1130. Evidence suggests that the building in Stone started in the late 12th Century and continued throughout the 13th Century. The Castle was attacked in 1317 and captured by Thomas Earl of Lancaster. Consequently the castle remained in possession by the Royals or Lancastrians for 10 years after and continued to develop until 1361. From the time 1361, no major building work was carried out the castle, as it was owned by Roayl owners, who for the most part of their ownership were absentees. Work began on the castle again in 1485 when Richard III wanted the castle suitable for his home in the north. However, his defeat in the battle of Bosworth meant that no more developments took place on the Castle.

The battle of Wakefield was fought at the Castle as part of the War of the Roses. During the battle, the Duke of York was killed. There was no damage to the castle during battle. However, ths saw the decline of the battle. How the castle declined is found in surveys taken in the years of 1538, 1545, 1564 and 1565-66. The survey have lots of depth to them, listing all the repairs that needed doing the Castle. The main issue was that stone range was in an advanced state of damage and that there were missin floors and roofs. Evidence from the surveys suggests that the only parts of the castle that were fully occupied and maintained were the buildings by the main drawbridge as they were lived in by the constable of the Castle.

The Castle would appear to have been unoccupied from about 1600. Remains of the Castle can still be seen and visitors are still able to climb to the top of the Motte. The surveys taken of the Castle are available to view at Wakefields Museum and Visitor centre.

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