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Remains of Marshwood Castle, 50 Metres West of Lodge House Farmhouse, Marshwood

Description: Remains of Marshwood Castle, 50 Metres West of Lodge House Farmhouse

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 104588

OS Grid Reference: SY4045897698
OS Grid Coordinates: 340458, 97698
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7758, -2.8458

Locality: Marshwood
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT6 6RW

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Marshwood Castle, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text

SY 49 NW MARSHWOOD POORHOUSE LANE
6/25 Remains of Marshwood Castle,
50 metres west of
Lodge House Farmhouse
4.12.51
GV II*
Remains of Angle Tower, Marshwood Castle. Stone rubble walls with mortared
core standing up to 10 feet in places. Plan: 3 1/2 sides of an angle tower,
40 feet x 29 feet, in the south-west angle of an originally moated enclosure.
Facing-stones of walls do not survive. Walls originally from 6 ft to 10 ft
thick. Head of the Honour and Barony of the Norman Mandeville family. Only
head of a Barony in Dorset. Perhaps identifiable with Wootton Fitzpaine in
Domesday Book. Mandevilles became Earls of Essex, 5 Stephen. Became extinct
2 Richard I. Sources: Hutchins II, p. 260. Victoria County History III,
p. 126n; R.C.H.M. Dorset I, p. 156(1). Scheduled Ancient Monument.


Listing NGR: SY4045897698

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Source: English Heritage

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