LULWORTH CASTLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1323323

Date first listed: 20-Nov-1959

Statutory Address: LULWORTH CASTLE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: LULWORTH CASTLE

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

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck (District Authority)

Parish: East Lulworth

National Grid Reference: SY8533482177

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SY8582 EAST LULWORTH LULWORTH PARK 373/16/147 Lulworth Castle 20.11.59

GV I

Built as hunting lodge. Circa 1608 for Henry Howard, Lord Bindon; remodelled 1609-11 for Thomas Lord Suffolk; remodelled again in 1641 for Humphrey Weld; C18 by Bastard bros. of Blandford and in 1780s by John Tasker; gutted by fire in 1929. Ashlar stone to main front, remainder of rubble stone. square plan, with circular comer towers, in pseudo-mi1itary style. Three storeys and basement - the towers four-storeyed. Main east front has raised terrace with stone steps and balustrade. Round-headed doorway, flanked by twin portico with Ionic columns and entablatures. Small circular window each side. Circular traceried window over door. Two tall mullioned windows on ground floor, and four on first and second floors; carved lion's heads below windows. Similar windows in towers. Simpler entrance on west front. Other elevations similar, but without entrances and four windows on each floor. Scheduled Ancient Monument in English Heritage's guardianship. RCHM Monument 3.

SOURCES: Buildings of England, pp. 194 and 195. Robert Smythson and the English Country House; Girouard, M; P224-228. 6214 Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (English Heritage) Part 12 (Dorset).



Listing NGR: SY8533482177

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 108606

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Girouard, M, Robert Smythson and the Elizabethan Country House, (1983), 224-228
Pevsner, N, Newman, J, The Buildings of England: Dorset, (1972), 194-195
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 12 Dorset,

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