Wolfeton House

A picturesque early manor house with a small chapel, which can be lit only by candlelight.

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9QN

Wolfeton House in Dorset

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Wolfeton is a fine Grade 1 listed medieval and Elizabethan house.

The original courtyard section of the current building dates back to about 1480 and the house was embellished around 1560.

Wolfeton has magnificent carved oak panelling, splendid plaster ceilings, grand fireplaces and unique stone great stairs. There are also fine pictures and furniture from the 17-century.

The gatehouse at Wolfeton House includes an inscription panel stating it was finished in 1534. It is 2 storeys high with an attic and has two round towers which are not identical in size. There is also an entrance archway and two unmatched and older towers.

Open to visitors Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June to September.

Opening Times

June to September, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2pm to 5pm. No pre-booking required.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

£8 per head for non-members. No pre-booking required.

Group Visits

We are open for groups by prior appointment throughout the year. Please call us on 01305 263 500.

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Getting here

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9QN

The house is situated 1 1/2 miles from Dorchester on the B3147 just before it joins the A37, indicated by Historic House signs. (If you are approaching from the direction of Yeovil towards Dorchester, there is another way to reach us directly off the A37 if you come off at Weir View in Charminster).

(We are quite tucked away, so we advise visitors to avoid using SatNav!)

If you are coming by public transport, you can take the train to Dorchester south or Dorchester west and then take a taxi to the house.

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