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 mediaeval 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.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.


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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