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Latitude: 51.9164 / 51°54'58"N
Longitude: -2.5974 / 2°35'50"W
OS Eastings: 359006
OS Northings: 224371
OS Grid: SO590243
Mapcode National: GBR FR.PDB6
Mapcode Global: VH86H.X3Q7
Entry Name: Ruins of Wilton Castle and House Attached to South
Listing Date: 18 May 1953
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1214349
English Heritage Legacy ID: 398892
Location: Bridstow, County of Herefordshire, HR9
County: County of Herefordshire
Civil Parish: Bridstow
Built-Up Area: Wilton
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Bridstow
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
BRIDSTOW CP WILTON
SO 5824 & 5924
9/34 Ruins of Wilton Castle
and house attached to
Castle and house, part now house. Circa 1300, partly demolished for C16
house which in turn became ruinous and was adapted into reduced house in
early C19. Sandstone rubble ashlar, tufa, rendered brick and Welsh slate
roofs. Roughly rectangular curtain plan oriented north-north- east/south-
south-west originally with corner towers and interval tower to east, north-
east and south-east towers, largely demolished, large south-west tower
probably formerly gatehouse, south-east corner tower and south curtain
demolished for C16 house the west end of which was adapted into C19 house.
Surviving curtains and towers remain up to about 25 to 30 feet. C16 house
is shell of two storeys with remains of mullioned and transomed windows.
C19 part of house has rendered brick, Welsh slate roofs, brick end stacks;
east elevation has two storeys, two windows, sashes with angled glazing bars,
C19 panelled door to south side of crenellated projection on right-hand side,
single-storey C19 extension to left with one large glazing bar sash. Wilton
Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No 37. (BoE, p 85: RCHM Vol
I, p 29-31).
Listing NGR: SO5900624371
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