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Description: Brampton Bryan Castle
Date Listed: 11 June 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 149493
OS Grid Reference: SO3703072577
OS Grid Coordinates: 337030, 272577
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3476, -2.9258
SO 37 SE BRAMPTON BRYAN CP -
5/27 Brampton Bryan Castle
Castle ruins: Early and late C14. Sandstone rubble and sandstone dressings.
Irregular plan consisting of round gatehouse towers, aligned east/west, between
which is a long north/south passage leading to earlier inner gatehouse.
Probably formerly three storeys: South elevation has pair of embattled
roughly cylindrical round towers linked by two superimposed moulded arches
both two-centred Beneath the springing point of the upper arch is a
moulded frieze decorated with ball flowers. Both of the arches die into
their jambs. The left tower has moulded label over a moulded lancet, two
loops beneath and a square small opening above. Right tower has similar
fenestration but with a smaller cinquefoil headed two-centred opening.
Octagonal central chimney shaft, possibly C16. North elevation has two
trefoil-headed openings, one to each former floor above large two-centred
entrance arch. Interior has portcullis slots, ogee-headed entry into west
tower and a two-centred entry to east tower. (BoE, p 82; RCHM, Vol III, p 20.)
Sched AM County No 135.
Listing NGR: SO3703272579
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Source: English Heritage
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