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Gate House and Curtain Walls Farleigh Castle, Norton St Philip

Description: Gate House and Curtain Walls Farleigh Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 267189

OS Grid Reference: ST7982056986
OS Grid Coordinates: 379820, 156986
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3116, -2.2909

Location: Norton St Philip, Somerset BA2 7RW

Locality: Norton St Philip
Local Authority: Mendip District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 7RW

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Listing Text

Gate House and curtain walls.
Farleigh Castle


Gate House. Circa 1806. Ashlar Doulting stone with welsh slate gabled roofs. Perpendicular Gothic style. 2-storeys,
double pile plan, single window east front. 2-light, 4-centred stone mullion window with 4-centred stone arched and
moulded door frame, now blocked, to right under a common stopped dripmould. 3-light, 4-centred stone mullion window to
first floor. To each side grotesque stone masks. 4-light rectilinear tracery window, now blocked, under a pointed
arch and stopped dripmould in South east gable end. Stepped end gables, embattled parapets with crocketted pinnacles
and crocketted fleche over south east gable. To each side of Gate House, approximately 3 metres high embattled ashlar
stone curtain walls, with buttressed and embattled towers at the angles and to gateways. Heavy studded lattice gates
to pedestrian and venicular entrances. To west of Gate House a 4-centred coach arch with diagonal buttresses in 3
stages, with crocketted pinnacles, a central niche, and pedimented perforated coping over.

Listing NGR: ST7982056986

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Source: English Heritage

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