Granite castle built on an exposed outcrop incorporating living accommodation, great hall, chapel and landscaped gardens
Completed in 1930 having taken 20 years to build, the house borrows styles from the Medieval and Tudor periods, along with more minimalist contemporary approaches.
The truncated design consists of bedrooms, kitchens, library, study, billiard room, dining room, drawing room, sitting room and basement chapel.
The walls are of solid granite with mortar joints, the floors and the flat roof are constructed of concrete and steel with an asphalt screed and vertical asphalt layer running between the internal and external walls.
Notable features include the encasement of the service staircase, around which the main staircase climbs and the supply of electricity for the lifts and lighting which is powered by two turbines on the river below.
Castle Drogo was the last castle to be built in England, and probably the last private house in the country to be built entirely of granite.
- Begun: Apr 1911
- Completed: 1930
- Floor area: 1,303m2
- Sector: House
- Total cost: £60,000
- Address: Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB, United Kingdom