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The 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.

Catering at the Castle

We welcome the caterer of your choice to any event you wish to hold here, subject to them holding the necessary certificates and insurance policies but we can recommend the following four companies who have worked with us in the past and understand the peculiarities of catering in a medieval building.

Glyn - Joshua's Catering Lydney www.joshuascatering.co.uk

Mark - Sugarloaf Catering Abergavenny www.sugarloafcatering.co.uk

Please mention where you saw this listing if you contact any of the above.
For more information, including event and venue availability e-mail caldicotcastle@monmouthshire.gov.uk or telephone 01291 420241

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