Medieval Fortified manor house with a rectangular courtyard and square corner towers, defended by a ditch on three sides.
Three phases of building.
1065 The Manor of Newton belonged to the Bishop of Coutances.
12th-13th C First built. Possibly by Roger St. Loe/de Sancto Laudo.
c.1244 Roger died and was succeeded by his son John.
1263 John died and was succeeded by his son John.
1271 John went on Crusade.
1280 John died and was succeeded by his son John.
1299 John joined Edward I at Carlisle in his fight against the Scots.
1314 John died and was succeeded by his son John.
c.1350 John held a Knights Fee of Hugh le Dispenser.
1375 Until: In the St. Loe/de Sancto Laudo family. Edmunds son John had no issue and the estate went to his daughters husband William, Lord Botreaux.
14th C Built.
15th C Gatehouse built.
16th C Alterations to defences and house.
1666 Bought by Joseph Langton.
17th C Remodelled, including a new fireplace.
1760 New house built with a large porch, grounds landscaped and all buildings demolished except the gatehouse and keep.
19th C Restored.
1962 Field Investigation.
1965 Field Investigation.
1975-1984 Excavated by Bath College of Education.