Description: Castle Keep in the Grounds of Newton Park
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
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.
ST 66 SE NEWTON ST. LOE NEWTON PARK
7/134 Castle Keep in the Grounds of
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
Listing NGR: ST6940263978
Source: English Heritage
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