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Castle Cary

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Castle Cary is a small market town and civil parish in south Somerset, England, 5mi north west of Wincanton and 8mi south of Shepton Mallet. The parish includes the hamlet of Dimmer.The town is situated at the foot of Lodge Hill and on the River Cary, a tributary of the Parrett.HistoryThe site of Cary Castle is above the town. It was built either by Walter of Douai or by the following owners, the Perceval family, after the Norman conquest. It was besieged by King Stephen in 1138, and again in 1153. By 1468 the castle had been abandoned in favour of a manor house which was built beside it. The site was excavated in 1890 and demonstrated the foundations of a 24m2 square tower, although only the earthworks are visible today.The parish was part of the hundred of Catsash.The manor was held by the Lovels and descended by marriage in 1351 to the St Maur (Seymour) family and in 1409 to the Baron Zouche. The manor was bought in the 1780s by the Hoares of Stourhead in Wiltshire.
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