House & Family History: Of the 14th century quadrangular castle (licensed in 1335 and completed circa 1370) built for Sir Guy de Bryan (a servant and friend of King Edward III), all that remains today is one façade. In the 18th century a new wing was built to the northwest. In 1850 a restoration of the Castle was carried out by the father of Thomas Hardy. The great author himself came here often.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: William de Whitefield, 14th century. Guy de Bryan, 1st Baron Bryan, 14th century. James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond and 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 15th century; James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, 16th century. Strangeway family.
Current Ownership Type: The Landmark Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Holiday Rental