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... The motte and bailey castle was built either by Walter of Douai or by his son Robert who also built Bampton Castle in Devon ... The Anarchy Robert was exiled by King Stephen and the castle given to Ralph Lovel who then sided with Robert, 1st Earl of Gloucester against the king ... King Stephen abandoned his siege of Bristol in 1138 and besieged Cary Castle with fire and showers of stones from Siege engines until the defenders surrendered ...
... As early as 1860 Cary Castle was built on a high point in Rockland with extensive views south to the Strait of Juan de Fuca ... Cary Castle was used as residence by Arthur Kennedy, governor of Vancouver Island and served as the vice-regal residence for the Lieutenant-Governors ... The original Cary Castle was destroyed by fire in 1903, but was replaced by another grand mansion designed by architects Samuel Maclure, designer of ...
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