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Name:Marshwood Castle, Marshwood
Type of Record:Monument
HER Number:MDO1634
Last edited:Aug

Location:Marshwood, West Dorset
Grid Reference:SY 405 977
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Monument Type(s)

  • CASTLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)


Medieval moated castle. The site comprises a low mound situated within a rectangular moated enclosure. There are remains of a rectangular tower on the mound. Foundations of a chapel were uncovered in 1839, though these are no longer certainly visible. The site was digitally plotted during the Marshwood Vale NMP.

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument 1002836: Marshwood Castle

Sources and Further Reading

<1>SDO97 - Bibliographic reference: Royal Commission on Historical Monuments England. 1952. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Dorset. Volume One (West). 156-7.
<2>SDO14609 - Aerial Photograph: Royal Air Force. 22-JAN-1948. RAF CPE/UK/2431 RS 4211-2.
<3>SDO16435 - Unpublished document: Bowden, M. 2005. Marshwood Castle, Dorset: a Level 1 survey.
<4>SDO14936 - Unpublished document: Bellamy, P. 2008. Proposed New Dwelling, Lodge House Farm, Marshwood, Dorset. Archaeological Evaluation.
<5>SDO14407 - Unpublished document: Clarke, C P. 2014. Report of Archaeological Monitoring and Recording at Marshwood Castle, Lodge House Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Dorset, DT6 6RW.

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