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Tower About 10 Metres East of Church of St Bartholomew, Richards Castle (Hereford)

Description: Tower About 10 Metres East of Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 December 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 150144

OS Grid Reference: SO4846170277
OS Grid Coordinates: 348461, 270277
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3282, -2.7577

Location: Richards Castle, County of Herefordshire SY8 4ET

Locality: Richards Castle (Hereford)
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 4ET

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There is also a scheduled monument, Richard's Castle: a Motte and Bailey with an Enclosed Settlement., 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.

Listing Text

SO 47 SE
1/121 Tower about 10 metres
east of Church of
St Bartholomew


Detached tower. C14 with some late C19 restoration. Random rubble with
some ashlar dressings and pyramidal slate roof of shallow pitch. Square plan
with a stepped buttress to south-east angle. Three stages, belfry has a
window of two pointed lights under a two-centred head on east, north and
south faces. First stage has single-light square-headed window on east
and south walls, the latter blocked. Ground stage has similar. square-
headed windows in east and south walls. Entrance in west wall has a
restored two-centred arch with chamfered jambs. Roof capped by a weathervane
with cardinal points marked, and a globe on the base. (RCHM, 3, p 172: BoE,
p 275).

Listing NGR: SO4845870277

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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