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HER Number:MDV19503
Name:Court Castle Folly, Winkleigh


Banqueting house built in the centre of the mound of Court Castle in the 18th century.


Grid Reference:SS 632 082
Map Sheet:SS60NW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWinkleigh
Ecclesiastical ParishWINKLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS60NW/3/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 30302

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FOLLY (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1959, Torrington RD Provisional List, 19 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV118.

A ruined 'Gothic' belvedere was erected on the castle mound in the 18th/19th century. Grade III. Now ivy covered.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1971 - 1977, SS60NW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV11929.

Other details: Plan.

Higham, R. A. + Freeman, J. P., 1996, Devon Castles (Draft Text), Gazetteer (Monograph). SDV354350.

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 1997, Court Castle (Schedule Document). SDV11932.

During the 18th century a brick-built banqueting house was erected on the summit of the motte. This is located in the centre of the mound and is square in plan externally, measuring 5.9 metres across and 6 metres high. The walls are 0.65 metres thick.

Adams, A., 2004, Review of the Year, 1-2 (Article in Serial). SDV363131.

Two storey 18th century brick folly on top of the motte which was built by Thomas Lethbridge as part of the landscaped garden of Winkleigh Court.

Ordnance Survey, 2010, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV344030.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV118List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1959. Torrington RD Provisional List. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 19.
SDV11929Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1971 - 1977. SS60NW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV11932Schedule Document: Department for Culture, Media and Sport. 1997. Court Castle. The Schedule of Monuments. A4 Stapled.
SDV344030Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2010. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #82518 ]
SDV354350Monograph: Higham, R. A. + Freeman, J. P.. 1996. Devon Castles (Draft Text). Devon Castles. A4 Unbound + Digital. Gazetteer.
SDV363131Article in Serial: Adams, A.. 2004. Review of the Year. 22. A4 Comb Bound + Digital. 1-2.

Associated Monuments

MDV1124Part of: Court Castle, Winkleigh (Monument)
MDV12566Related to: Winkleigh Court (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 25 2019 3:17PM