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© Mrs Margaret Jenkins

IoE Number: 104588
Location: REMAINS OF MARSHWOOD CASTLE, 50 METRES WEST OF LODGE HOUSE FARMHOUSE, POORHOUSE LANE
  MARSHWOOD, WEST DORSET, DORSET
Photographer: Mrs Margaret Jenkins
Date Photographed: 18 October 2001
Date listed: 04 December 1951
Date of last amendment: 04 December 1951
Grade II*

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SY 49 NWMARSHWOODPOORHOUSE LANE6/25Remains of Marshwood Castle,50 metres west ofLodge House Farmhouse4.12.51

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.

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