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Longford Castle

Hob Uid: 217641
Location :
Wiltshire
Odstock
Grid Ref : SU1714026680
Summary : House constructed in 1591 comprising a triangular plan with corner towers. It was remodelled during the 18th century and between 1802-17 when a hexagonal scheme was used. A restoration was carried out during the 1870s.
More information : (SU 17142668) Longford Castle (NR) (1)

The original house built of stone and flint on a triangular plan with
corner towers was completed for Sir Thomas Gorges in 1591. Later
exterior work dated to the 18th and 19th Century. Grade 1. (2-4)

Generally outstanding despite C18th and C19th alterations and additions. (5)

House constructed in 1591 by Thomas Gorges. 18th century remodelling included a hexagonal scheme designed by James Wyatt in 1796, and partly executed by D.A Alexander in 1802-17. Additions including a restoration by A. Salvin were carried out during the 1870s. Grade I. (6)

A lead statue of "Fame", 1767, slightly less than lifesize under a stone cupola, 1759, at the southern end of panterre is listed Grade II*. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : OS 6" 1962
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Source Number : 2
Source : Wiltshire
Source details : 1963 edition
Page(s) : 271-6
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Archaeological Journal
Source details :
Page(s) : 174
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Vol(s) : 104, 1947
Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (2350/11/A Oct 1952)
Page(s) : 71
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ANK 22-OCT-70
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Salisbury District, 28 March 1985
Page(s) : 94-5
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Source Number : 7
Source : Register of parks and gardens of special historic interest in England
Source details : Wiltshire (September 1987)
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Vol(s) : Part 46
Source Number : 8
Source : Country Life
Source details :
Page(s) : 648,696
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Vol(s) : 70, Nov-Dec 1931
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Memorials of old Wilts, A. Dryden.
Page(s) : 207
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Vol(s) : 1906

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Constructed 1591
Monument End Date : 1591
Monument Start Date : 1591
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : C18 remodelling
Monument End Date : 1799
Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled 1802-17
Monument End Date : 1817
Monument Start Date : 1802
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Restored in 1870s
Monument End Date : 1879
Monument Start Date : 1870
Monument Type : House
Evidence : Extant Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 319522
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SU 12 NE 13
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 527846
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 619041
Relationship type :
Associated Monuments : 525905
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Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SU 12 NE 13
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1970-10-22
End Date : 1970-10-22