About: From 1957 to 1988 its grounds were the home of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Today the Herstmonceux Castle (a brick-built Tudor castle near Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England) is used by the Bader International Study Centre of Queen's University, Canada. It is one of the oldest significant brick buildings still standing in England. The original castle was dismantled in 1777 leaving the exterior walls standing and remained a ruin until the early 20th century. Radical restoration work was undertaken by Colonel Lowther in 1913 to transform the ruined building into a residence and completed for Sir Paul Latham in 1933 by the architect, Walter Godfrey.
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