Sturminster Newton Castle, Sturminster Newton - North Dorset

Ruins of C14 stone built manor house within Sturminster Newton Castle, a probable Iron Age promontory fort overlooking the River Stour. Upstanding remains are in a very precarious position and a considerable amount of consolidation work is urgently required to avoid significant areas of collapse. Historic England architectural survey team has recorded the structure. The site is up for sale and we hope to engage in discussions with the new owner as soon as possible to discuss the most urgent works.

Sturminster Newton Castle, Sturminster Newton - North Dorset
© Historic England

Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    Sturminster Castle
    Heritage Category:
    Scheduled Monument
    List Entry Number:
    1002719
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Dorset
    Site Type:
    Domestic > Country house

Location

    Building Name:
    Sturminster Newton Castle
    County:
    Dorset
    District / Borough:
    North Dorset
    Parish:
    Sturminster Newton
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North Dorset
    Region:
    South West

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Not applicable
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Scheduled Monument and Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number(s):
    1002719 and 1324461