'a right goodlie and warlyke castle' ¹
Completed in 1539 and was built by Henry VIII to guard the sea lanes between Weymouth and Portland. It changed hands several times during the Civil War before finally falling into ruin in the 1700s. It is situated close to the old railway which ran to Portland which is now a cycle/walkway called the Rodwell Trail. The building stones for the castle is said to have come from the dissolved Bindon Abbey near Wool.
¹ Tudor topographer Leland
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