the gardening website WANT TO ADVERTISE ON OUR SITE ? - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Compton Castle

Compton Castle
Address: Marldon
Paignton
Devon
Postcode: TQ3 1TA
Email: Please Click Here
Telephone: 01803 842382
Website: Please Click Here
Description
Compton Castle

Dramatic fortified manor house

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539-1583) was coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh. Given to the National Trust in 1951 by Commander Walter Raleigh Gilbert, the castle is lived in by his son and daughter-in-law. Within the curtain wall can be seen the old kitchen with spiral staircase to the guard room, reconstructed great hall, solar and chapel. There is also a lovely rose garden and knot garden

Name and credits for images of Compton Castle
 
Reference: 30555
 
Description of image -  The exterior of Compton Castle; a manor house built in phases between the XIVth and XVIth centuries by the Gilbert family.
 
For information on how to join the National Trust click http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-trust/w-support/w-jointoday.htm
 

Copyright: ©NTPL
Sculptures | Garden Design in Suffolk | All Part of My Website Ltd.