RUINS OF WILTON CASTLE AND HOUSE ATTACHED TO SOUTH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1214349
Date first listed:
18-May-1953
Statutory Address:
RUINS OF WILTON CASTLE AND HOUSE ATTACHED TO SOUTH

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Location

Statutory Address:
RUINS OF WILTON CASTLE AND HOUSE ATTACHED TO SOUTH

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Bridstow
National Grid Reference:
SO 59006 24371

Details

BRIDSTOW CP WILTON SO 5824 & 5924 9/34 Ruins of Wilton Castle and house attached to south 18.5.53

GV I

Castle and house, part now house. Circa 1300, partly demolished for C16 house which in turn became ruinous and was adapted into reduced house in early C19. Sandstone rubble ashlar, tufa, rendered brick and Welsh slate roofs. Roughly rectangular curtain plan oriented north-north- east/south- south-west originally with corner towers and interval tower to east, north- east and south-east towers, largely demolished, large south-west tower probably formerly gatehouse, south-east corner tower and south curtain demolished for C16 house the west end of which was adapted into C19 house. Surviving curtains and towers remain up to about 25 to 30 feet. C16 house is shell of two storeys with remains of mullioned and transomed windows. C19 part of house has rendered brick, Welsh slate roofs, brick end stacks; east elevation has two storeys, two windows, sashes with angled glazing bars, C19 panelled door to south side of crenellated projection on right-hand side, single-storey C19 extension to left with one large glazing bar sash. Wilton Castle is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, County No 37. (BoE, p 85: RCHM Vol I, p 29-31).

Listing NGR: SO5900624371

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
398892
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Inventory of Herefordshire I South West, (1931), 29-31
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Herefordshire, (1963)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 09 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15181/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Tudhope. Source Historic England Archive
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