DiCamillo Companion

Ludlow Castle

  • House & Family History: Ludlow Castle was transformed over a period of centuries into a fortified royal palace. Upon the founding of the Council for Wales and the Marches, the Castle became a government seat, and was frequently used in the Medieval period as a seat of the prince of Wales. It was here, that Arthur, Prince of Wales (son of Edward VII), died on April 2, 1502, which resulted in his younger brother, Henry, eventually succeeding as King Henry VIII. Napoleon's brother, Lucien, was held prisoner in Ludlow Castle in 1811, the same year that the property came into the ownership of the earls of Powis.

  • Architect: Francis Axtell

    Designed: Oversaw repair

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  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Scheduled Ancient Monument

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders" (1996 - TV mini series).
  • Current Seat / Home of: John George Herbert, 8th Earl of Powis; Herbert family here since 1811.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Earl of Powis and The Trustees of the Powis Castle Estate and used as a private home and tourist attraction.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01584-873-355

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.ludlowcastle.com

    Historic Houses Member: No