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Walls of Bailey to Old Wardour Castle, Donhead St Andrew

Description: Walls of Bailey to Old Wardour Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 320804

OS Grid Reference: ST9383826396
OS Grid Coordinates: 393838, 126396
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0369, -2.0892

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6RH

Locality: Donhead St Andrew
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SP3 6RH

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Listing Text

ST 92 NW (east side)

4/21 Walls of bailey to Old Wardour


Partly in Tisbury C.P. Bailey walls. Remodelled in 1570s for Sir
Matthew Arundell by Robert Smythson. Dressed limestone walls about
6 metres or more high, partially enclosing a hexagon with a
rectangular extension to the north-east, reflecting the plan of Old
Wardour Castle itself. Walls have chamfered plinth and pitched
copings, damage to north-west stretches attributed to siege damage
during the Civil War. Robert Smythson improved the castle and its
setting for the Arundells, shortly after he worked at Longleat for
Sir John Thynne.
(M. Girouard, Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House,

Listing NGR: ST9384626398

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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