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Ball Court Fives Tower, Milborne Port

Description: Ball Court Fives Tower

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 261877

OS Grid Reference: ST6767218617
OS Grid Coordinates: 367672, 118617
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9661, -2.4617

Location: High Street, Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5AG

Locality: Milborne Port
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: DT9 5AG

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Listing Text


12/140 Ball Court
(Fives Tower)
(previously listed as Fives Court)



Ball Court/Fives Tower. Dated 1847. Local stone, one bay rubble coursed, one bay ashlar. Lias stone plinth, stepped
pitched copings to walls which are 6 metres high; stepped buttresses of about 4 metres projection at base, dividing
wall into bays of C6 metres. Set into the West gable of the house at the Nothern end is a stone plaque inscribed "The
Ball Court Built by Sir Richard Medlycotte, Bt, in the year 1847. It is earnestly hoped that this court which is meant
for the health and amusement of the town will be protected from injury".

Listing NGR: ST6767218617

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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