Medieval motte and bailey castle. Motte is oval shaped and measuring 64 m by 55.7 m at its base with the top flat and standing 8.5 m above the bottom of the dry ditch. The bailey is kidney shaped.
Never built in stone.
1086 Domesday: Held by Drogo, son of Poyntz.
12-14 C Held by the de Sollers family.
1403 Henry IV gave it to Sir Walter Fitz Walter.
1422 After Lady Fitz Walter died the castle passed to Richard de la Mere.
1435 Richard de la Mere died and it passed to the Lyster family.
1645 Charles I may have stayed for one night.
* The Lyster family sold it on to Morgan Aubrey.
1780 The Cornewall family bought the castle from Morgan Aubrey