Castle Hill, Barnstaple, North Devon, England
Record Id: 711
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Castle Hill is an early-18th-century landscape park and woodland of around 225 hectares, with about 20 hectares of gardens and pleasure grounds. There is a further 1300 hectares of agricultural land.
Brief history of site
Martin Fortescue acquired an estate at Filleigh through marriage in 1454. A house on the site of the present mansion was associated with a detached deer park to the north-east. Castle Hill was first built in the early-1730s by Hugh Fortescue. The estate was expanded and consolidated through the generations of the Fortescue family.
Address: The Castle Hill Estate Office, Filleigh, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0RH
Locality: North Devon
Devon; North Devon; Filleigh
Historical County: Devon
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Follow the B3226 off the A361 at South Molton. Follow signs to Filleigh.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open every day except Saturdays from March until September. Please see:
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: After 1454
Main period of development: Early 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 1550