Richmont Castle: Harptree Castle: Harpetreu: Estharpetre: Harpestre

  • East Harptree, Somerset. 
  • Scheduled Monument.


Medieval castle.


1135-1154                    During: Mentioned.

1138                             Besieged. King Stephen took it from Sir William de Harptree who supported the Empress Matilda.

1138                             Owned by John, 4th son of Ascelin Gouel de Perceval, brother of Lord Cary.

1140                             c: Captured by Robert of Gloucester.

1205                             Visited by King John.

13th C                           Mentioned.

1343                             c: Licence to crenellate granted.

14th C                           Mentioned.

15th C                           Dungeon.

1509-1547                    Between: Destroyed by Sir John Newton, the owner.

1540-1546                    Itinerary of John Leland: In ruins.

1967                             Field Investigation.

20th C                           Parts of the curtain wall remain.



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