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Latitude: 50.7758 / 50°46'32"N
Longitude: -2.8458 / 2°50'44"W
OS Eastings: 340458
OS Northings: 97698
OS Grid: SY404976
Mapcode National: GBR PL.LKBC
Mapcode Global: FRA 47X1.C3W
Entry Name: Remains of Marshwood Castle, 50 Metres West of Lodge House Farmhouse
Listing Date: 4 December 1951
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1324105
English Heritage Legacy ID: 104588
Location: Marshwood, West Dorset, Dorset, DT6
District: West Dorset
Civil Parish: Marshwood
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Marshwood St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
SY 49 NW MARSHWOOD POORHOUSE LANE
6/25 Remains of Marshwood Castle,
50 metres west of
Lodge House Farmhouse
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.
Listing NGR: SY4045897698
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