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Title:Gidleigh Castle: A Survey of the Standing Remains, 1991-2
Originator:Blaylock, S. R.
Summary:A survey of the structure was carried out in 1991 by EMAFU in advance of consolidation work. There was originally a two cell stone structure here of which only the S part remains standing. This is a rectangular structure 10.6 x 8m externally, with walls up to 2m thick, the vaulted undercroft has its own entrance and an intramural staircase connects it to the room (possibly the hall) above. The external stair turret provided the principal access to the first floor room, which has a fireplace, 2 windows and door to the now missing N cell. The northern cell was 7.9 x 5.5m and was perhaps a solar. Construction date probably 1278-1316, repairs and alterations were carried out between 1925 and 1965.

Associated Monuments (5)

MDV114061Farm building east of Castle, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV15151Farm building north of Castle, Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6112Gidleigh Barton Farmhouse (Castle House), Gidleigh (Building)
MDV6131Gidleigh Castle (Monument)
MDV54076Linhay at Gidleigh Barton (Monument)