DiCamillo Companion

Picton Castle

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier motte and bailey castle on, or near, the site of the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Sir John de Wogan

    Collections: In the 18th century Henry Cheere created a number of fireplaces for the house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens are part of the Royal Horticultural Society access plan for beautiful gardens.

  • Architect: Donald Insall

    Date: 1960-63
    Designed: Alterations, incluidng removal of attics.

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    Architect: Thomas Rowlands

    Date: 1820s
    Designed: Norman style alterations

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    Architect: James Gibbs

    Date: Mid-18th century
    Designed: Alterations for Sir John Philipps, 6th Bt.
    (Attribution of this work is uncertain)
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  • Country Life: CXXVII, 18 plan, 66 plan, 170, 1960.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir John de Wogan, 13th century. Dwnn family, 15th century. Sir Thomas Philipps, 15th century; Sir John Philipps, 1st Bt., until 1629; Sir Richard Philipps, 2nd Bt., 1629-48; Sir Erasmus Philipps, 3rd Bt., 1648-97; Sir John Philipps, 4th Bt., 1697-1737; Sir Erasmus Philipps, 5th Bt., 1737-43; Sir John Philipps, 6th Bt., 1743-64; Sir Richard Philipps, 7th Baronet and 1st Baron Milford (first creation), 1764-1823; Richard Bulkeley Philipps Philipps, 1st Baron Milford (second creation), 1823-57; John Wynford Philipps, 1st Viscount St. Davids, until 1938; Hanning Philipps, until 1987.

    Current Ownership Type: Charity / Nonprofit

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Since 1987 onwed by Picton Castle Trust.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01437-751-326

    Fax: 01437-751-326

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.pictoncastle.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes