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TREMATON CASTLE

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Castle mentioned in Domesday and passed to the Duchy of Cornwall in 1337. It became neglected in the mid 14th century and was in ruins by the 16th century. There are the remains of a 12th century shell keep and the gatehouse, rebuilt in the 13th century, is substantially intact. A deer park is named in 1282 but had lost the deer by 1500. Higher Lodge, a two storey crenellated house, was built within the castle bailey in 1807-8 and part of the curtain wall was demolished to provide views of the estuary. The house is attributed to DA Alexander. Scheduled.

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