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Description: Curtain Wall and Towers at Walton Castle
Date Listed: 22 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 33171
OS Grid Reference: ST4156572886
OS Grid Coordinates: 341565, 172886
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4519, -2.8423
ST 47 SW WALTON CASTLE
2/10 Curtain wall and
towers at Walton
Curtain wall with towers. 1615-20 for Lord Poulett, much reconstructed and
modified in late C20. Rubble, asphalt flat roofs. Octagonal circuit, with
eight circular towers connected by straight walls; entrance to north through
Large elliptical opening with late C20 plank doors. Towers 1 and 8, flanking
entrance, have single lights and are crenellated, towers 2-7 inclusive have
2-light openings; nos. 4,5, and 6 have crenellations. The joining straight
curtain walls have been raised c 1m. between towers 3 and 4, 4 and 5, and 7
and 8. The south front, between towers 4 and 5, contains a large late C20
glazed 3-door opening giving access to underground swimming pool, and to the
left of the opening a small structure in concrete block for air-conditioning
unit; this to be clad in stone, but exposed at time of survey (May 1987).
Between towers 7 and 8 there is a second internal wall, and the space is
roofed. In the courtyard facing the keep (q.v.) is a series of 4 centred
door openings to moulded surrounds that to tower 5 appears to be of the C17
and to towers 6 and 7 rebuilt using some original stones. Otherwise much of
the work is of late C20 oak, based on the original ruins of the circuit and
towers. Interiors of the towers transformed in C20 work. A swimming pool
lies under the courtyard, south of the keep.
Listing NGR: ST4156572886
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Source: English Heritage
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