Wareham Castle was a fortification in the town of Wareham in Dorset, England. Situated alongside the River Frome, the castle dates from the early 12th century and was of a motte and bailey design. A Wareham Castle was mentioned in the Domesday Book but it is unclear whether this was a reference to Corfe Castle or Wareham. Excavations carried out in the 1950s revealed the existence of a stone keep which was also constructed in the 12th century. The castle featured prominently in the civil war of 1135–1154, and control of the fortification changed hands between Matilda and Stephen five times. However, after the war the castle fell into ruin. It was last mentioned in documents from 1216 but it is unknown when the castle was destroyed. No visible trace of the castle remains apart from the raised earthwork of the motte and a small section of the surrounding ditch.
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