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Caldicot Castle


12/01/2014

Caldicot Castle

Find out about its past with an audio tour,explore the medieval towers

and take in the breath-taking views of the parklands and surrounding

area from the battlements.

Caldicot Castle is set in fifty five acres of beautiful Country Park. The river Nedern winds its way through areas of woodland and pasture and the wildlife pond is complete with a pond-dipping station. The park offers an ideal setting for picnics and walks against the magnificent backdrop of the medieval castle walls, with picnic tables and barbecue hearths on site...

Castle in the

twentieth

century

From 1885 to 1963, the Cobb family owned the castle. Joseph Cobb's family remained at the castle after his death and it was his son Geoffrey Wheatley Cobb, and in particular Geoffrey Wheatley's wife Anna, who continued the work of restoration. Geoffrey Wheatley died in 1931. In 1943, after Anna's death, the castle passed to Joseph's grandson, Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Cobb. In part to counteract the shortage of housing in Caldicot at the time, Geoffrey and his wife Barbara opened the castle to a succession of young married couples and families, who rented furnished apartments in three of the towers and in parts of the gatehouse. In 1963 Chepstow Rural District Council bought the castle from the Cobb family for £12,000. By then a lot more council housing was available locally and the tenancies gradually came to an end.


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