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Description: Barn on West Side of Farmyard and Curtain Wall Enclosing Yard at Bollitree Castle
Date Listed: 18 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 155505
OS Grid Reference: SO6367724032
OS Grid Coordinates: 363677, 224032
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9136, -2.5295
WESTON UNDER PENYARD CP -
SO 62 SW
5/89 Barn on west side of
farmyard and curtain
wall enclosing yard at
18.5.53 Bollitree Castle
Barn and farmyard walls forming sham castle. Mid-C18 incorporating some
medieval fragments. Sandstone rubble with slate roof to barn. Gothick
style. West wall of barn, facing farmhouse (qv) symmetrical. Facade has
round corner turrets, semi-octagonal turrets to each side of a central
archway, a moulded string course dividing it into two storeys, and a second
moulded string below the parapet: Each half of the facade is of two bays
and has moulded pointed windows to the ground floor which have ogee hoods
with poppyheads. Between bays there is a doorway with round head and rusticated
ashlar surround. The upper storey has a blind cusped vesica-shaped opening to
each bay, with two over the archway. Some of these retain diamond-leaded glazing.
Above each doorway there is a carved corbel below the lower string course.
Above the central moulded pointed archway are two corbels, with a third central
corbel carrying a re-used section of moulded respond. The north wall is
embattled and has a mock tower at each end, the right-hand one forming the
gable wall of the barn. Each tower has two round corner turrets, and moulded
pointed windows on the first floor: The left-hand tower has a doorway on the
ground floor with a rusticated ashlar surround with pointed head. On the east
side a rubble wall borders the road: Interior: at the southern end of the barn
is a stable. The woodwork of the stalls includes a blank arcade. of pointed
arches and re-used jetty and console brackets of the C16 and C17. The roof
trusses have interrupted tie-beams.
Listing NGR: SO6367724032
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Source: English Heritage
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