Snowdrop time at Wilton Castle. By Pauline Eccles, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13882342
OSGB – SO 59006 24371.
Medieval motte and bailey castle.
Built by Hugo de Longchamp.
1200 Henry de Longchamps’ daughter took the castle as dowry in marriage to William, Lord Fithurgh.
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.
Winter view of Wilton Castle.
By Pauline Eccles, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6139845
Longchamp Family Arms.
Armorial Bearings of the LONGCHAMPE family of Wilton Castle, Bridstow, Herefs. as borne by Henry de Longo-Campo, Sheriff of Herefs 2 and 5 Ric. I. (who married Maude, sister of Willima de Cantelupe, by whom he had Henry, whose sole daughter and heir Maude, carried Wilton in marriage to Reginald de Grey) Arms: Or three crescents gules, each charged with a mullet argent. Strong, George (1848) The Heraldry of Herefordshire.
By Rs-nourse – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=42403642