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Thorpe Waterville Castle
Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire, England
Type Fortified manor house
Coordinates Latitude: 52.4213
Longitude: -0.4978
Current
owner
The Venn family

Thorpe Waterville Castle was a medieval fortified manor house near Thorpe Waterville, Northamptonshire, England.

DetailsEdit

Thorpe Waterville Castle was built by Walter Langton, the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, around 1300.[1] The wood for the castle was stolen by Langton from the woods of a nearby abbey.[1] The result was a luxurious fortified home.[2] While owned by Lord Lovell, the castle was successfully besieged in early 1461 during the Wars of the Roses.[2]

The hall of the castle was later converted into a barn, and still survives in this form, complete with a distinctive 14th-century chimney.[1] Today, the remains of castle have scheduled monument status and a grade I listed building.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pettifer, p.168.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mackenzie, p.341.
  3. Thorpe Waterville Castle, Gatehouse website, accessed 20 May 2011.

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