Moated fortified manor house. Quadrangle, circular towers and a gatehouse.
Daniel Defoe stayed at the castle.
1297 Held by Lawrence Preston.
13th C Owned by the Woodcroft family.
1545 Built by Lord Fitzwilliam of Milton.
1648 Parliament stormed the castle which was held by Royalist supporters.
17th C Rebuilt.
1805 John Clare, poet, worked at the castle.
1906 Held by Mr William Renfold.
1926 Featured in a movie about a haunted castle called Woodcroft Castle.
1968 Field Investigation.
1988 Sold by the Fitzwilliam family.
20th C Additions. Farmhouse.
20th C Late: Owned by the O’Donoghue family.
2001 Watching Brief.
2003 For sale for £1.5 million.