Ruins of Merdon Castle, Hursley - Winchester

Norman ringwork with the remains of a standing gatehouse surviving as core work. The gatehouse remains are overgrown and in need of consolidation. Discussions have been recommenced with the owner regarding long term repair and management. Historic England is assisting with a grant that has been given under Countryside Stewardship and the development phase is being carried out. A Historic England Heritage at Risk grant application for repairs to consolidate the ruins is expected to be received for a 2020/21 project of works on site.

Ruins of Merdon Castle, Hursley - Winchester
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Merdon Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1019123
    Local Planning Authority:
    Winchester
    Site Type:
    Defence > Castle

Location

    Building Name:
    Ruins of Merdon Castle
    County:
    Hampshire
    District / Borough:
    Winchester
    Parish:
    Hursley
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    Winchester
    Region:
    London and South East

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Poor
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    C
    Ownership:
    Commercial company