Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales

POWDERHAM CASTLE


POWDERHAM CASTLE
Photo Charles Taylor

A fortified manor dating from 1391 that has been occupied by one family, the Courtenays Earls of Devon, since it was built. Only one of the original six towers, the north -west, is now visible. The castle was damaged after a siege by Parliantary forces in the Civil War although it was not slighted. In the 18th and 19th centuries the building was repaired and enlarged, the entrance being changed from the east side overlooking the River Exe to the west side. A new gatehouse was built which is now the main access to the castle.


Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor 19th century gatehouse photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor
Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor Photo Charles Taylor

 

Directions
Off the A379, 8 miles south of Exeter
Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ

 



VIEW LARGER MAP IN NEW WINDOW

 
© Castles and Fortifications of England and Wales