Description: Sham Castle
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
ST 76 SE BATHAMPTON C.P. NORTH ROAD, OFF
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
Source: English Heritage
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