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Old Wardour Castle

  • Built / Designed For: John Lovel, 5th Baron Lovel

    House Replaced By: In the 18th century Old Wardour was replaced by New Wardour Castle [qv].

  • Architect: Robert Smythson

    Date: 1570s
    Designed: Alterations for Sir Matthew Arundell

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" (1991- as Locksley Castle).
  • Past Seat / Home of: John Lovel, 5th Baron Lovel, 1390s-1408. Sir Matthew Arundell, 16th century; Henry Arundell, 3rd Baron Arundell of Wardour, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: English Heritage

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01747-870-487

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No