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WALWORTH CASTLE

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  PRISONER OF WAR CAMP 36
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Mansion built circa 1600, incorporating an earlier structure. Originally U-shaped in plan, the north wing was added in the 19th century, enclosing the central courtyard. The three storey south front is flanked by round angle towers, one of which is loopholed. Part of the north wing may pre-date the remainder, possibly having been built as a service wing. The west wing was refaced in 1864. The house served as a military headquarters during the Second World War and a prisoner of war camp was constructed in the grounds. It consisted of Nissen huts that held 200 German officers. It was subsequently sold and converted into a girls' school. It has been a hotel since 1961.

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