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Okehampton Castle

West Devon, England, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Okehampton Castle

Listed in the Doomsday Book of 1086, Okehampton Castle was built during Norman times and expanded in the fourteenth century, becoming the stately home of the Earl of Devon, Hugh Courtenay.

Okehampton Castle remained in the ownership of the Courtenay family until 1538, when Henry Courtenay entered into a dispute with Henry VIII and was executed in the Tower of London. Thereafter, Okehampton Castle fell into disuse.

The remains of Okehampton Castle are now open to the public and managed by English Heritage.

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