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Latitude: 50.6391 / 50°38'20"N
Longitude: -2.2087 / 2°12'31"W
OS Eastings: 385334
OS Northings: 82177
OS Grid: SY853821
Mapcode National: GBR 21Y.SGL
Mapcode Global: FRA 678D.1B0
Entry Name: Lulworth Castle
Listing Date: 20 November 1959
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1323323
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108606
Location: East Lulworth, Purbeck, Dorset, BH20
Civil Parish: East Lulworth
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: The Lulworths, Winfrith Newburgh and Chaldon
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY8582 EAST LULWORTH LULWORTH PARK
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: SY8533482177
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