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The Castle Inn, Radway

Description: The Castle Inn

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 January 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 306191

OS Grid Reference: SP3737047425
OS Grid Coordinates: 437370, 247425
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1239, -1.4556

Location: Radway, Warwickshire OX15 6DJ

Locality: Radway
Local Authority: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX15 6DJ

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Listing Text

The Grade shall be amended to II*

In the entry for:-


3/80 The Castle Inn
(formerly listed as Edge Hill

The Grade shall be amended to II*

3/80 The Castle Inn
07/01/52 (Formerly listed as Edge Hill


Shown on O.S. map as Edgehill Tower.
Ornamental sham castle, now public house. c.1746-1747, with mid/late C19
additions. Designed by Sanderson Miller for himself. Ironstone ashlar. Roof of
tower not visible; C19 additions have hipped tile roofs and brick lateral and
ridge stacks. Octagonal tower, with C19 wing to left and rear additions.
Castellated Gothick style. 5 storeys to front, 6 to rear due to steeply sloping
site. Single storey addition to front has shallow gable, moulded cornice and
solid stone roof. Pointed arched doorway with C20 door. First floor has cinqfoil
window. Second floor has corbels formerly supporting bridge to gateway (q.v.),
now a separate structure. Ogee arched doorway set in round arch, with shield
above; C20 plank door. Lancets, moulded 4-centred lancets with glazing bars and
2-light windows with Y-tracery. Right return side has blind quatrefoil on ground
floor. To rear canted sides have blind cross-slits on first floor. Machicolated
battlements. C19 wing. 2 storeys, 3-window range. Entrance on right has pointed
arch and plank door. Double-chamfered lancet above 2-light windows with plate
tracery of lancets and blind quatrefoil in outer chamfered order. Crenellated
parapet. Left return side has one-window range with similar tracery, 3-light on
ground floor. Further 2-window range set back as arched doorway and lancets.
Interior: ground floor unaltered. Second floor of tower noted as having
octagonal room with Gothick plaster decoration. The Castle was part of Miller's
work on his Radway Grange property, including the erection of Egge Cottage
(q.v.), with which it forms a group.
(Buildings of England: Warwickshire, p.380; V.C.H.: Warwickshire, Vol.5, p.142).

Listing NGR: SP3737047425

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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