Castle

Toytown Building
1920-1930 (made)
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A model castle of the castellated keep type made primarily of card. It is rectangular in shape with four turret towers, one at each corner with battlements in between. The entrance at the front is an arched brick effect doorway with a black portcullis in the closed position. The interior is a courtyard with four internal arched doorways. The castle is painted grey with the inner battlement walkways beige. The back wall is plain grey. The other three sides have several slit windows and patches of pencilled stone brickwork.


object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Painted and glued plywood and card
Brief Description
Painted wood and card building, a castle made by S G Hulme Beaman in the 1920s
Physical Description
A model castle of the castellated keep type made primarily of card. It is rectangular in shape with four turret towers, one at each corner with battlements in between. The entrance at the front is an arched brick effect doorway with a black portcullis in the closed position. The interior is a courtyard with four internal arched doorways. The castle is painted grey with the inner battlement walkways beige. The back wall is plain grey. The other three sides have several slit windows and patches of pencilled stone brickwork.
Dimensions
  • Base measurement length: 30.7cm
  • Including turrets height: 28cm
  • Base measurement width: 25.7cm
Credit line
Given by Betty Billett
Object history
One of Hulme Beaman's own original Toytown buildings that he used for scene-setting prior to writing and illustrating his stories and plays
Bibliographic Reference
Hulme Beaman, S.G. The Book of Toytown and Larry the Lamb, London: Harrap, 1979
Collection
Accession Number
B.25-2000

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record createdFebruary 1, 2001
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