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Description: Gatehouse to Beverston Castle
Date Listed: 16 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 130344
OS Grid Reference: ST8618693955
OS Grid Coordinates: 386186, 193955
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6442, -2.2010
There is also a scheduled monument, Beverston Castle barn, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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BEVERSTON BEVERSTON VILLAGE
13/29 Gatehouse to Beverston Castle
Ruined now free-standing gatehouse of C14 in thin coursed rubble
with flush quoins in large dressed stones, of 2 storeys and
originally with semi-circular ends to north and south, small part
only of latter remaining, and north side altered on inside.
Central pointed archways with thin voussoir layer above cut
chamfered stone voussoirs, with moulded groove between double arch
for port cullis, and higher similar shaped arch on west (inner)
side with flanking small archways to former guard rooms on each
side, originally with upper storey right across. Pointed arch into
upper room remains on north section but first floor room has
disappeared and space is filled by later raking stone slate roof.
Small corbelled out section on west face, and large raking
buttresses with arches cut in at base on each side of west arch.
Formerly with drawbridge over moat. Part of Ancient Monument,
(Country Life, Vol 95, 1944, 2 articles by Christopher Hussey;
David Verey, Buildings of England - Gloucestershire: the
Listing NGR: ST8618793962
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Source: English Heritage
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