Wilton Castle

Snowdrop time at Wilton Castle.
By Pauline Eccles, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13882342



  • Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. 
  • OSGB – SO 59006 24371.
  • Scheduled Monument.


Medieval motte and bailey castle.

Built by Hugo de Longchamp.


1188                            Documented.

1200                            Henry de Longchamps’ daughter took the castle as dowry in marriage to William, Lord Fithurgh.

1205                            Documented.

14C                             Roger de Grey rebuilt the castle in stone, including a rectangular keep, twin-towered gatehouse and a curtain wall with flanking octagonal and round towers.

1558-1603                   During: Elizabeth I gave the castle to Charles Brydges.

16 C                            Charles Brydges built an Elizabethan mansion on the site of the keep and gatehouse.

1644-1645                   Civil War: Attacked and burnt by Sir Henry Lingen and Lord Scudamore.

19 C                            Partially rebuilt.

20 C                            Still lived in.

2003                            Architectural Survey.


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