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CARTINGTON CASTLE

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Courtyard house, begun as a castle in the 14th century and completed in the 15th century. In the Civil War seige of 1648 the tower and other south range buildings were destroyed. Restoration work took place in 1654. The building was altered in the 17th/18th centuries and restored in the 19th century. Earthworks of associated medieval buildings to the east and south east. The site was partly excavated in 1888-9. The remains of the castle are situated upon the end of a north- south ridge of pasture and arable land. The walls of the north east tower are fallen above first floor level except at the south west corner, while those of the north wing are likewise demolished to first floor level except over the buttress and along the south side, where they still stand to third floor level at the east end. There are no associated earthworks.

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