Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

WOODSFORD CASTLE


WOODSFORD CASTLE
Photo Mark Cleaver

A licence to a licence to crenellate was granted in 1335, but the existing building was built 1370 - 90. Only one wing of the quadrangular castle remains today. In the 17th century it was converted into a thatched farmhouse which has one of the largest expanses of thatch in the county.

It is now available to rent as holiday accomodation, run by The Landmark Trust.


 

Directions
Off the B3390, 5 miles east of Dorchester
Woodsford, Dorchester, DT2 8AS

 



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