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Castle Bow, Taunton

Description: Castle Bow

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 June 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 269652

OS Grid Reference: ST2266824571
OS Grid Coordinates: 322668, 124571
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0153, -3.1038

Location: Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset TA1 4AD

Locality: Taunton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA1 4AD

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There is also a scheduled monument, Shell Keep Castle, Part of the Associated Outer Bailey, Ninth Century Cemetery and a Civil War Siegework at Taunton Castle, 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

(East Side)
Castle Bow
ST 2224 NE 9/6 4.6.52.


Originally formed the East Gate to the Castle precincts. C13 chamfered arches,
and corner buttresses with setoffs. Otherwise altered. Ashlar to ground floor,
rubble with ashlar dressings above. Crenellated parapet. Castle Green front is
3 storeys with Georgian and later Gothic sash windows. Much weathered carved stone
tablet. Each front has similar windows, carving of bishop's mitre and sham portcullis.
Building now part of Castle Hotel.

All the listed buildings on Castle Green form a group together with Ina Cottage,]
Mill Lane.

Listing NGR: ST2255524596

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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