This ruined Elizabethan mansion is attached to the remains of a small castle built by the Toret family in about 1200, which the Corbets inherited later in the century. Sir Andrew Corbet developed the site in the 16th century, building an East Range, of which little survives. After his death in 1578 his son Robert began construction of the South Range, seen here. The family abandoned the mansion as a dwelling at the end of the 18th century, moving to Acton Reynald Hall, a short distance away.
The castle is still in the ownership of the Corbet family, but in the care of English Heritage.
View from the south-west.
Moreton Corbet Castle
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29 October 2012
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