Compton Castle, Marldon, Devon

Compton Castle, Marldon, Devon
Photograph taken 1945 - 1980 © Historic England Archive ref: AA98/04727

The approach to Compton Castle is designed to impress. John Gilbert fortified his small 14th-century manor house in about 1520. It is more decorative than functional; visual impression being more important than defensibility.

Location

Devon Marldon

Period

Tudor (1485 - 1602)

Tags

castle country house fortified manor Tudor (1485 - 1602)