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 an application for Countryside Stewardship grant for a development phase. A Historic England Heritage At Risk grant application for repairs to consolidate the ruins is expected to be received for a 2020/21 project.

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


  • Building Name: Ruins of Merdon Castle
  • County: Hampshire
  • District / Borough: Winchester
  • Parish: Hursley
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Winchester
  • Region: 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