Highcliffe Castle, Christchurch, England
Record Id: 1720
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Highcliffe Castle is an early-19th-century house, built to replace another within a park being eroded by the sea. The lawns and shrubbery walks remain but the famous botanic gardens are gone.
Brief history of site
William Donthorne was employed by Lord Stuart de Rothesay to build a house on the estate his grandfather had previously sold off.
Address: Rothesay Drive, Highcliffe, BH23 4LE
Dorset; Christchurch; Highcliffe
Historical County: Dorset
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Opening contact details:
The castle is open between February and December. Please see:
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site Style : Picturesque
Site first created: 1831 to 1835
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Survival: Part: standing remains
Site Size (Hectares): 13