Has been described as a Questionable Uncertain

There are uncertain remains

Alternative Names
Historic CountryDorset
Modern AuthorityDorset
1974 AuthorityDorset
Civil Parish

Nothing known of castle mention by Moore. (King)

I hesitate to make the obvious connection with a misnamed Chideock if Mr King failed to come to that conclusion, but can offer no other explanation. (Wilton)

Gatehouse Comments

The reference occurs in a list of Castles of Dorsetshire in which Chidiock is also separately listed. In the 1786 list it is listed "Chidrick, 4 fr. Bridport" Chideock is 4 miles from Bridport. However in the 1798 list (which seems to be the document King was using) it is written as 4 miles from Blandford. It would seem to be a duplicate entry in Moore's list, which was made from several collated sources. A transcribing error where Bridport has been replaced by Blandford probably explains King's inclusion of 'Chidrick in Castellarium Anglicanum. This is unlikely as a separate castle from Chideock.

- Philip Davis

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  • Wilton, Phil, 1995, Castles of Dorset (Wimborne)
  • King, D.J.C., 1983, Castellarium Anglicanum (London: Kraus) Vol. 1 p. 130 (possible)
  • Moore, James, 1798, List of the Principal Castles and Monasteries in Great Britain (London) p. 10 online copy
  • Moore, James, 1786, A list of the abbies, priories, and other religious houses, castles, &c. in England and Wales. Collected from Dugdale, Etc. Etc. online copy