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Five's Tower in Carpark, Lethbridge Arms Inn, Bishop's Lydeard

Description: Five's Tower in Carpark, Lethbridge Arms Inn

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 270240

OS Grid Reference: ST1675729127
OS Grid Coordinates: 316757, 129127
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0554, -3.1891

Location: Station Road, Bishops Lydeard, Somerset TA4 3BW

Locality: Bishop's Lydeard
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA4 3BW

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Listing Text


10/28 Five's Tower in carpark,
Lethbridge Arms Inn



Fives Tower. Probably late C18. Red sandstone random rubble and red brick flemish bond. Tower about 12 metres high,
facade facing North, faced with brick, shaped gable of brick, slightly projecting angled, stepped wings, rear elevation
of random rubble with central stepped buttress reaching to base of gable. Attached to facade, single storey storehouse
with steeply pitched double Roman tile roof, randy rubble walls, gable end opening with hoist, not included. The game
of fives was very popular in Somerset until the mid C19; originally played against the church tower, this is the only
surviving purpose built fives tower in Taunton Deane.

Listing NGR: ST1675729127

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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