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
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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


  • 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

Contact Details

Katy Hoskyn 0117 975 1311

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England