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Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park, Newton St Loe

Description: Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 32584

OS Grid Reference: ST6940263979
OS Grid Coordinates: 369402, 163979
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3740, -2.4410

Location: Newton St Loe, Bath and North East Somerset BA2 9BW

Locality: Newton St Loe
County: Bath and North East Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA2 9BW

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There is also a scheduled monument, Castle (remains of), 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


7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of
Newton Park

A large, fortified tower, formerly known as a keep, but actually part of a
fortified manor house. C14, altered and remodelled C16 and late C17,
restored C19, porch added C18. Rubble, freestone dressings, hipped slate roof
set back and concealed behind a tall, embattled ashlar parapet which is inset
with shields of arms, moulded string and gargoyles. Irregular L-plan with C16
extension to north and C18 projecting porch. 3 storeys and vaulted basement.
South Elevation. Three 4-light cross windows in hollow chamfered surrounds
and with segmental heads, and under dripmoulds. West Elevation. In the
centre is a part square and part circular stairtower with a quatrefoil parapet
and 2-light windows with cusped heads. Blocked windows at south end. Single
storey, C18 projecting entrance at north west: 2 large 4-centred arches, one
blocked and embattled parapet. Inverted V-mark of former wing. Lower,
2 storey wing at north has two 2-light casement windows in hollow surrounds and
with segmental heads, under dripmoulds. Interior. Chamfered and 4-centre
headed doorway leads to a vaulted chamber at the south end: adjoining chamber
with a garderobe. Stone newel stair. The room on the 3rd floor has a C17
freestone fireplace in a moulded surround and with a 4-centred head and a
moulded overmantel. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument - Avon County No. 122.
(C.J. Arnold, Proceedings of Somersetshire Archaeology and Natural History
Society, 1980).

Listing NGR: ST6940263978

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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