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Berry Pomeroy Castle

Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 47, (1915) pp. 285-293.

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H. Mitchell Whitley

Prepared by Michael Steer

Berry Pomeroy Castle, a Tudor mansion within the walls of an earlier castle, is near the village of Berry Pomeroy. It was built in the late 15th century by the Pomeroy family who had held the land since the 11th century. By 1547 the family was in financial difficulties and sold the lands to Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset. Apart from a short period of forfeit to the Crown after Edward's execution, the castle has remained in the Seymour family ever since, although it was abandoned in the late 17th century when the fourth baronet moved to Wiltshire. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the Princeton University Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.

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Alric 285-6
Buck 287
Edward the Confessor 285
Henry VIII 286
Lysons 287, 293
Pole 286
Pomeroy, Elizabeth 286
Pomeroy family 286-8, 291
Pomeroy, Henry de la 286
Pomeroy, Sir Richard 286
Pomeroy, Sir Thomas 286
Pomeroy, Ralph de 285
Prince, Rev John 287, 291
Seamor, Lord Edward 286
Seymour family 286, 288-91, 293
Tud, William 287
William I 285
Young, Dr E H 285