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Croft Castle

In the civil parish of Croft and Yarpole.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO449654
Latitude 52.28434° Longitude -2.80852°

Croft Castle has been described as a certain Masonry Castle.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Croft Castle. Two storeys with cellars and attics. Walls of stone and brick, roofed with slate. Roughly rectangular in plan with central courtyard and circular four-stage corner turrets at angles. Probably 15th century or earlier in date. Attic floor and top stages of angle-towers are modern. The original fabric is probably indicated by the thicker walls on the W. and S. sides. N. range with N.E. turret rebuilt in 16th century, and large L-shaped wing added on N. side. Castle dismantled by Royalists in 1645. N.W. range largely reconstructed in brick during the early 18th century, and the S. wall of the N. range rebuilt. Considerable alterations were made during the mid-18th century, followed by the rebuilding of the E. side and the modernisation of the whole of the fabric. The E. (main) front proch and the two projecting bays flanking it are of modern construction. The interior contains some 16th century doorways and ceiling beams, much 17th century wall-panelling, some reused, staircases of 17th century date in whole or part, and several fireplace surrounds c.1700 (RCHME). SO 449655. Weak quadrangular castle with very small round towers and rather thin walls, Mentioned in 1478 (Wm Worcester), and 'defaced' in 1645 to prevent it becoming an enemy stronghold. (PastScape)
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