Holditch Court Tower, Thorncombe - West Dorset

This monument includes part of a fortified house situated within a farmyard. The part of the fortified house survives as a three-storeyed roofless rectangular plan tower with a projecting circular stair-turret in the south west angle and stands to a height of approximately eight metres. The tower is covered in ivy. There have been some falls of masonry into the interior. The corework in the former stair scar is exposed and decaying. Structural repairs may also be required. A project development grant is under discussion with the owner.

Holditch Court Tower, Thorncombe - West Dorset
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Holditch Court Tower
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002835
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Domestic > Fortified house


  • Building Name: Holditch Court Tower
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Thorncombe
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Dorset
  • Region: South West

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Building or structure
  • Condition: Poor
  • Occupancy / Use: Not applicable
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Private
  • Designation: Scheduled Monument, LB grade I