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Newark Castle

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NEWARK CASTLE (J4x48) Sq.Set Pat Harland Sunday Class Book 2

1- 8 1s set, cross (no hands) into centre. 1L+2s dance LH across as 1M+4s dance RH across
9-16 1s cross between 3s, cast round set to place and set
17-24 All advance with partner, Retire with corner. All couples Set&Link
25-32 All advance with corner, Retire with next person to form square set. All couples Set&Link
33-40 Dancers in 1st+3rd places (2M+4L and 2L+4M) dance ½ R&L, then dance ½ Ladies' Chain
41-48 Dancers in 2nd+4th places repeat 33-40. All have moved 1 place anticlockwise

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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Newark castle dance was devised by Pat Harland, one of Newark Scottish Country Dance Society members.

Newark Castle, in Newark, in the English county of Nottinghamshire was founded in the mid 12th century by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln.

Originally a timber castle, it was rebuilt in stone and is now a Scheduled Ancient Monument, a "nationally important" historic building and archaeological site which has been given protection against unauthorised change.

Newark Castle is also a Grade I listed building, recognised as an internationally important structure.

Newark Castle
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