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Sham Castle, Bathampton

Description: Sham Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 February 1956
English Heritage Building ID: 32038

OS Grid Reference: ST7660764864
OS Grid Coordinates: 376607, 164864
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3823, -2.3375

Location: Golf Course Road, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 6JG

Locality: Bathampton
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 6JG

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Listing Text



Sham Castle


Gothick folly. 1762. Built by Richard James, master mason for Ralph Allen "to
improve the prospect" from Allen's town house in Bath. Pevsner states that
Colvin suggests that it was probably designed by Sanderson Miller c.1755.
Coursed squared rubble. Battlemented. Screen wall with central pointed arch
flanked by two 3-storey circular turrets; extending sideways to 2-storey square
tower at each end of the wall. Blocked lancet windows; plain and cross-loop
openings. Plaque in centre. Pevsner N., Buildings of England : North Somerset
and Bristol; 1958.

Listing NGR: ST7660764864

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Source: English Heritage

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