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Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth

Description: Lulworth Castle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 20 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 108606

OS Grid Reference: SY8531482172
OS Grid Coordinates: 385314, 82172
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6391, -2.2090

Location: B3070, Wareham BH20 5QS

Locality: East Lulworth
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH20 5QS

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This building is also a scheduled monument.

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Listing Text


373/16/147 Lulworth Castle


Built as hunting lodge. Circa 1608 for Henry Howard, Lord Bindon; remodelled 1609-11 for
Thomas Lord Suffolk; remodelled again in 1641 for Humphrey Weld; C18 by Bastard bros. of Blandford and in 1780s by John Tasker; gutted by fire in 1929. Ashlar stone to main front, remainder of rubble stone. square plan, with circular comer towers, in pseudo-mi1itary style. Three storeys and basement - the towers four-storeyed. Main east front has raised terrace with stone steps and balustrade. Round-headed doorway, flanked by twin portico with Ionic columns and entablatures. Small circular window each side. Circular traceried window over door.
Two tall mullioned windows on ground floor, and four on first and second floors; carved lion's heads below windows. Similar windows in towers. Simpler entrance on west front. Other elevations similar, but without entrances and four windows on each floor. Scheduled Ancient Monument in English Heritage's guardianship. RCHM Monument 3.

Buildings of England, pp. 194 and 195.
Robert Smythson and the English Country House; Girouard, M; P224-228.
6214 Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (English Heritage) Part 12 (Dorset).

Listing NGR: SY8531482172

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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