DiCamillo Companion

Wingfield Castle

  • Earlier Houses: Michael de la Pole's earlier fortified manor house was granted a license to crenellate in 1384. This house was replaced by the current 16th century house, which includes elements of the earlier house.

    House & Family History: The moated Wingfield Castle was the inspiration for Godsend Castle, the home of the Mortmain family in Dodie Smith's 1949 novel "I Capture The Castle."

  • Country Life: XXXIII, 952, 1913.

  • Title: Burke's and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
    Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
    Year Published: 1981
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110351
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Michael de la Pole, 14th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir Nevill Catlin, 17th century. Sir Charles Turner, 1st Bt., 18th century. Sir Hugh Edward Adair, 3rd Bt., 19th century. Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Berners, 19th century. Gerald Fairhurst, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No