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Walls of Bailey to Old Wardour Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Tisbury, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.0369 / 51°2'12"N

Longitude: -2.0892 / 2°5'21"W

OS Eastings: 393838

OS Northings: 126396

OS Grid: ST938263

Mapcode National: GBR 2YL.SQR

Mapcode Global: FRA 66HC.ZV0

Plus Code: 9C3V2WP6+Q8

Entry Name: Walls of Bailey to Old Wardour Castle

Listing Date: 6 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318789

English Heritage Legacy ID: 320804

ID on this website: 101318789

Location: Old Wardour, Wiltshire, SP3

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Tisbury

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Tisbury St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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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

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