Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

NUNNEY CASTLE


NUNNEY CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

An unusual design, it is a manor house, 80 feet long by 40 feet wide, that was fortified in 1373 with four corner towers and surrounded by a moat. It was extensively rebuilt in the early 16th century, but it was beseiged by Parliament during the Civil War and the defences badly damaged, one section of the north wall being breached by cannon fire. It fell into disrepair and the north wall finally collapsed in 1910.

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Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A361, 3 miles west of Frome
Nunney, Somerset BA11 4LW

 



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