Castle is a small, French style castle surrounded
by a deep moat, built for Sir John Delamare in 1373.
A veteran of the Hundred Years War, Sir John would
later become Sheriff of Somerset.
Civil Wars (1642-51) Cromwell's men used cannon
to blast a great hole in the north wall of the
castle, forcing the garrison to surrender. The
badly damaged wall finally collapsed in 1910.
by its moat, it is an attractive feature in a