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Wyke Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Wyke Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.5946 / 50°35'40"N

Longitude: -2.4814 / 2°28'52"W

OS Eastings: 366025

OS Northings: 77317

OS Grid: SY660773

Mapcode National: GBR PX.VFZ2

Mapcode Global: FRA 57PH.H40

Plus Code: 9C2VHGV9+RF

Entry Name: Wyke Castle

Listing Date: 14 June 1974

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1147995

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468032

Location: Rodwell and Wyke, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

Electoral Ward/Division: Wyke Regis

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Wyke Regis All Saints with St Edmund

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

Tagged with: Folly Castle

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/09/2016

SY 67 NE

Pirates Lane,
Nos. 1, 2 and 3, Wyke Castle

(Formerly listed as: WESTHILL ROAD Wyke Regis (West side), Nos.1, 2 and 2A Wyke Castle)

(Previously listed as: WESTHILL ROAD, Wyke Regis Wyke Castle)



Folly castle, now 3 dwellings; original purpose uncertain.
Early C19. Coursed and squared Portland stone, slate and lead
PLAN: a strange composition with a circular low tower at the
apex of an acute-angled complex; to Westhill Road, which
slopes down from the tower, there is a second, square tower
linked to the first by a low gabled range, and to the right,
on a lane falling towards the Fleet, a rectangular block
linked to the round tower by a low gabled range and with a
lower range beyond.
EXTERIOR: the corner tower (No.2) has 2 small lancet-like
slits, and an inserted 3-light late C20 window; a high parapet
with sunk panels, above a string course of hemispherical
modillions. A small stack on the NE side.
The link block to the left has a gabled roof, with plain
walling containing 1 replica casement, linked in turn to the
square tower with a high plain parapet on a series of
wide-spaced square brackets, above a small arched light in the
S wall. A stack on the N wall. A section of approx 3m of
boundary wall continues to the S and returns to C20 garages.
To the right of the circular tower the link block has 1 and
3-light late C20 casements, and a projecting square porch with
outer and inner doorways to basket-handle arches.
The tower beyond (No.1) has a hipped roof behind a high plain
stone parapet on square brackets. It is in 2 storeys, with
small plain lights to stone lintels; the door is far left, set
in deep reveals. There are 2 stacks.
A lower, rendered unit (No.2A) has a lean-to roof to a
crenellated outer wall.
INTERIORS: not inspected, but much modification appears to
have been made.
The previous list refers to a top-lit gallery with arcading
and deep embrasures to the corner tower. This is a very
eccentric work, but the exterior forms and detail have been
little changed in conversion to current habitation.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 373).

Listing NGR: SY6603577680

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