Culverhay Castle

  • English Combe, Somerset.
  • Scheduled Monument


Motte and bailey castle surrounded by, except to the south, a ditch with an outer bank. There is a smaller enclosure to the west.


12th C                          Built by the de Gourney family.

13th C                          c: Keep and curtain wall.

1938                            Excavated. Footings of a circular keep found.

1958                            Scheduled.

1966                            Field Investigation.

1992-1996                   Surveyed and measured.

20th C                          Stone building remains within the bailey.

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