Marshwood Castle, Marshwood - West Dorset

The site comprises a rectangular earthwork enclosure with a moat (partly filled). There are substantial remains of the internal ramparts and the motte. These masonry structures require consolidation and careful on-going management. The masonry is precarious and currently being eroded by both stock and vegetation.

Marshwood Castle, Marshwood - West Dorset
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Marshwood Castle
  • Heritage Category: Scheduled Monument
  • List Entry Number: 1002836
  • Local Planning Authority: West Dorset
  • Site Type: Defence > Castle


  • Building Name: Marshwood Castle
  • County: Dorset
  • District / Borough: West Dorset
  • Parish: Marshwood
  • 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 and Listed Building grade II*, LB grade II
  • List Entry Number(s): 1002836 and 1324105